A farrier visit for the Exmoor ponies, July 2022

Huge thanks to Kevin who came down on one of the hottest days of the year to give Bear, Jasper and Rosemarie a pedicure!

Big brave Bear went first and showed nervous Jasper and Rosemarie how it was done. All three of them behaved themselves and then bolted off together into the cool shade of the trees once it was all over! They’ve been enjoying cooling off in the river and streams during this warm weather.

As the ponies are constantly on the move searching for food, their feet wear down naturally as there is constant movement and therefore blood going to the foot. However, it’s good to have their hooves checked every few months. We’ve made a fenced holding pen for this purpose and thankfully it worked well.

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