August 13, 2020

Trimming the Donkeys' Hooves

There's a lot of activity going on in the stable - it's time to trim the donkeys' hooves.

Every six to eight weeks, my farrier, Linda Friedman, comes by the stable to check the donkeys' hooves and give them a good trim. Their hooves are constantly growing, and they support the entire weight of a donkey's body, so if left unmaintained, they can split or get too long causing uneven strides and soreness. Linda is an expert in shoeing and trimming equine hooves, and she is very passionate about her work and the horses under her care.

Here are some photos, enjoy.