July 26, 2009

Dolly Gets New Shoes

Dolly came back from New Hampshire with very long feet, so Friday we had the farrier, Matt Lewis, shoe her, Danny & Dakota. Because Dolly has such good feet, and she won't be doing heavy road work until the fall, we decided to leave her back feet bare. Monday Dolly & Lincoln will be worked together as a team, in the woods.

With the shoe removed, you can see how long Dolly's feet grew. The notch in the front is where the toe clip goes to help keep the shoe on. This is standard when shoeing working draft horses. The next photo shows the foot after it has been completely shod.

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