Walking on a Cloud

Easy Boot Cloud

When Freedom lost his glue on shoe, he also lost a good amount of hoof wall. It was one of those perfect storms — the glue was stronger than his hoof wall. He was left without enough hoof for any kind of shoe, and my farrier and I also worried that putting a shoe on […]

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New Hoof Boot Design

I’m a big fan of hoof boots. For several years I kept Freedom barefoot and used hoof boots for hunting or trail rides on rocky terrain. I’m not against shoes, not at all. It’s just that barefoot is easier in many respects. But I’ve yet to find the perfect pair of hoof boots.  As a […]

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First the good news

You might remember that Freedom stepped on his foot a few months back. It happened in the blink of an eye and the wound took forever to heal. Back in January, I reported that we were having issues with proud flesh (Bad Luck Comes in Threes). The good news is that it’s finally better. Two […]

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Lost Shoe, Found

If you have ever tried to wrestle a bent or twisted shoe off your horse, you will share my amazement at how easily they can come off when your horse over steps and catches a front shoe with a hind hoof. It’s nearly impossible to dislodge a shoe when you want to; when you don’t? […]

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2,000 years ago, horse shoes looked different!

2,000-year old Roman horse shoes were unearthed during an archeological dig in London. The shoes attached to a horse’s hooves using leather straps, making them “hipposandals” rather than actual shoes. According to Wikipedia, the hipposandal was the predecessor of the type of nail on shoes we see today. The hipposandal, which appears in the Celtic-Roman […]

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Extended version of Budweiser’s Clydesdale Commercial

Okay, I understand why Budweiser ran the shorter ad for the Superbowl because those ads cost mucho dinero to air. But they just released the extended version and it’s great! Here’s some additional footage of the extra cute foal (who was named Hope). And for those of you who wondered how the horse galloped down […]

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