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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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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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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The winter of abscesses

This winter has been rough on Freedom’s feet. He’s gotten several bruises and blown a couple of abscesses. The culprit? The hard ground. Most winters we’d have a soft layer of snow on the ground. This winter? We’ve alternated between mud and frozen. The mud softens up his feet and the hard ridges in the […]

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Reflections on Cubbing Season

It’s hard to accept that the Spring hunting season is already half over. Cubbing season never lasts long enough. The first hunt of the season arrived so early that I didn’t feel quite ready. Freedom was still starting out each ride a bit off (from what I think is a pulled muscle) and I didn’t […]

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These take the term “hoof boots” to a whole new level!

I’m not sure why anyone thought this was a good idea, but you can now buy designer boots fashioned to look like hooves! I guess these would be hoof boots for humans. According to the Daily Mail, the footwear, made for ladies who want to stand out features an imitation hoof made from carbon fiber […]

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