Glue on Shoes Rule

Freedom’s got a lot of great qualities. But good feet are not among them. His hoof quality is not helped by too much rain, too much mud, too little rain, ground that’s too hard . . . you name it. Back in September of 2016 I first tried glue-on Sigafoos and I’m starting to lean […]

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Freedom’s High Tech Shoes

Freedom has had the shoes on now for about a month and so far, so good. He’s moving very well in them and they’re staying on well. One of them started to fray a bit so my farrier came back and added extra adhesive and that did the trick. The downside? They are wicked expensive. […]

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The Franken-abscess returns

Six weeks ago, Freedom blew an abscess out the heel bulb on his right front. Last Thursday, it came back with a vengeance. I had been thrilled that the horses and the barn came through Hurricane Sandy in good shape and when I rode him on Wednesday he felt great. On Thursday morning, the woman […]

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Check out Shackleford’s shoes!

Thank goodness for Fran Jurga because she brings that focus on hooves that can really help you understand an important side of the story. While I’d seen photos of Shackleford’s hooves (lots of epoxy!), here’s the interesting part. He’s wearing synthetic glue on shoes! Read the whole story here.

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