September 12, 2022

Time for My Donkeys to Get Their Hooves Trimmed

There's always something going on down at my stable - this time, my farrier is here to trim the donkeys' hooves.

Every six to eight weeks, my farrier, Marc Hill, 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. Marc is an expert in shoeing and trimming equine hooves, and doesn't take long to get all five of my Sicilian donkeys done.

Here are some photos, enjoy.