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Whoohoo! Boots!

I never thought I'd be excited about hoof boots. But I am. As I've stated before, boots are an awesome thing. What a wonderful addition to the hoof-care toolbox! But I digress.

I received Hoss's brand new, Easyboot Gloves on Saturday. Finally had a chance to try them on him today.  I wanted to get out for a ride, too, but I was just too tired from a rather busy week to manage it.  I did put him in the round pen to see how he felt about them.

The only problem with the boots is…

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Added by Valerie Jaques on February 13, 2011 at 9:19pm — No Comments

Don't tell anybody....

I'm gonna get tossed out of the farrier community for this one, I just know it! Well, no, actually, my true friends won't care. The dirty little secret us horseshoers carry around is, we'd rather not shoe 'em! It's so much easier to trim feet and wander off than unload the truck, determine shoe size, get them things right, and nail 'em on, then pack back up before driving away.

 

I came home from Death Valley with a lame horse. Hoss had strained his hock on the third day.…

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Added by Valerie Jaques on February 3, 2011 at 12:43pm — 1 Comment

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