July 25, 2022

My Fell Pony Gets New Shoes

My handsome Fell Pony, Banchunch, is enjoying his new shoes.

All my horses get new shoes every four to six weeks. Made of metal or sometimes rubber or other materials, horseshoes are designed to protect the horse’s hooves from wear. Every shoe must be fitted properly in order to prevent mobility issues from developing. The horseshoes usually remain on the animal's hooves until the farrier returns to change them, but occasionally a horse will throw a shoe during a ride or just out in the paddock. That's exactly what happened to Banchunch -  he threw one of his front shoes, so we called in the farrier, Marc Hill, to come for a visit.

Enjoy these photos.