Lucky for some

Again, I’m no farrier, but when you walk your horse in from the field and realise something isn’t right. Buddy had moved his shoe over considerable and the clip looked like it had gone into the hoof wall.

By some miracle, it hadn’t and Buddy was sound on it. He was weight-bearing and didn’t seemed bothered at all by it. But it could go some way to explaining Buddy’s overreaction on Thursday. But who knows?!

Very grateful that my farrier was able to come out and sort it out. And that it didn’t do any damage. Looks like horseshoes are lucky on the horse too.


Hoof soup

You know it’s been hot when your tub of hoof dressing looks more like soup! It’s a tad melted. Still works though, even if it was running down Buddy’s hooves.

He had the farrier tonight. Since he had to have his shoe off for a bit a few weeks back, he’s lost a big chunk out of his hoof. It looks a bit of a mess. But Buddy doesn’t seem bothered by it. And he’d kept the shoe on without issue.

Given the problems he’s had with that hoof, my farrier asked me to trot him up after he’d shod him. Poor Buddy was uncomfortable on that hoof again. So off the shoe came and after a few adjustments and nailed it was back on differently, Buddy was good again. So glad we checked.


Pretty sure that’s meant to be on your foot Buddy?!

Day 1 of training camp has been interesting. One of us was hot to trot and one of us was just plain hot! I’ll let you decide which one was which. 😂

Thankfully Buddy lost his shoe at the end of our second lesson. Emergency farrier later, we’re back to 4 shoes ready for tomorrow’s lessons. He does like to keep me on my toes.

It’s been baking here today. Hoping for a cooler day tomorrow. She says as she can hear rain on the lorry roof….☔️