Farrier Day for the Boys

Farrier Day for the Boys

Ezhno had his front feet trimmed/shod with new shoes and then had his backs pulled/trimmed. My new farrier trimmed a lot off of the outside edge of his front feet (they weren’t level), plus put him in more size appropriate shoes (his were too big). His back feet were quick work, just a trim and a little re-balancing. He warned that Ezhno might be a little sore over the next week or so because the change in his fronts was going to affect the movement up through his leg, but it was going to help improve him over the long run.

Raglan wasn’t due (he had his feet done right before I bought him), but I wanted the farrier to look at him anyways (TrainerM told me he was in desperate need of a good farrier, LOL). Raglan’s front feet were very unevenly sized, so the farrier pulled his shoes (some sort of square toe shoe that the farrier didn’t like all that much) and then trimmed down just one of his fronts so that they match. There’s a lot he wants to work on with Raglan’s feet, but he can’t do much until they grow out.

The farrier made big changes, so I wasn’t super surprised when I found myself with two lame ponies. Ezhno looked stiff and Rags was stumbling like a drunken idiot over the gravel. By yesterday both of them were mostly fine. Ezhno’s still a little stiff, but he’s not limping anymore. Raglan’s still a delicate flower on the gravel, but he’s not anywhere near as much of a pansy as he was being.

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