Farther Afield

It’s that time of year again – time to rest the fields and move the ponies for winter. After the farrier’s visit, we rode and walked in convoy from the east to the west of the island – about 4 miles.  Four of the six island ponies stay together for the winter.  It is interesting…

Farrier

I did try her barefoot.  The yielding thud of bare hoof on ground was such a relief to hear.  However, the fields on the island are usually wet and quaggy so hooves become too soft to walk on the rough, gravelly road, (which is necessary to get anywhere horse-friendly). So my girl was re-shod. It…