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Some things right, pasterns wrong.

     Holy Pasterns Batman.  Here is the ad copy “Montana is a solid mare. Her mother is still on our farm, her father a purebred Halflinger. She has not been green broke as I have not had the time. However, she does have good ground manners and stands for the farrier and vet. Montana […] The post Some things right, pasterns wrong. appeared first on Fugly Blog.


I just wanted to write I am sorry for taking over and then not having any posts.  I had some personal things going on but all is good and we will be back to normal this week!!!   The post Apologies. appeared first on Fugly Blog.

All the qualities of a good Craiglist Ad! Young and Old, unhandled, cheap horses, Check. In need of groceries, worming, and/or farrier work, Check. “Special” in some way, Check. Willing to take just about anything for them, Check. Show More Summary

Planning for the future!

To get things back on track I would like to start with a post everyday Monday through Friday. I would like to do them on the following schedule: Mondays –  Funny/Ridiculous/Dangerous/Peculiar ads from craiglsist or others Tuesdays- Rescue...Show More Summary

Fugly Horse of the Day

The bitch is back!!! The plan for this is to take it back to the beginning with lots of snark and great information all wrapped into one. For this we will need your help. Send us your funny craigslist ads, your news stories that need attention, rescue horse updates and anything else you think we […] The post Fugly Horse of the Day appeared first on Fugly Blog.

Implanted Prosthetic Limbs for Amputee Horses: Be Part of Research!

Six years ago, Molly the Pony turned the world upside down on by wearing a strap-on prosthetic on her amputated limb. If she read the newspaper this week, the peg-leg pony who survived Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans might think she needs to come out of retirement on behalf of her new prosthesis designer, Niki Marie Hansen. Show More Summary

Hooves@War: On this day in 1914, Farrier Charles Burchell of South Australia enlisted

Today, the Hoof Blog's Hooves@War series moves back to Australia, where a footnote about a farrier's enlistment for World War I led me to read more about him and his horseman father. Meet the Burchells of South Australia. Corporal Charles...Show More Summary

10 Years on The Hoof Blog: A Little Bit About You

The 10th anniversary of The Hoof Blog almost slipped by unnoticed. There's way too much work to do and it's far too dangerous to reflect on all that's happened or all that may happen, so let's celebrate anyway--by sharing some statistics about you, the ones who make it all possible! I think I know who you are, and I'm glad you're here. Show More Summary

I heart the weekend

Nope, not a horse, but cute enough to snap his photo. I saw this guy outside my window at work on Friday morning. Adorable. Saturday I thought I would brave the rain. But it was raining heavier than I thought. Sometimes I do not mind getting wet. Show More Summary

Research: Equine Weight Management Surveys for Farriers, Owners, and Veterinarians

A survey-based research project is being conducted by Melissa Kelson, a student at the Royal Veterinary College in Great Britain, to compare and contrast the evaluation of body condition by owners, farriers, and vets. Ultimately, the...Show More Summary

Slow is Fast, Fast is Slow

Okay, it's time for a little Zen - a little Zen-like thing for you to consider:Slow is fast. Fast is slow.How does this relate to your life with horses? Your work with your horses? Your life as a whole?

Happy Birthday to the Journeyman Horseshoers Union

It was 121 years ago that a footnote in labor history turned into a solid hoofprint. The International Union of Journeyman Horseshoers was incorporated at Denver, Colorado, on September 12, 1893 after having been affiliated with theShow More Summary

Farrier Jim Hayter Wins Burghley Horse Trials' Best Shod Horse Prize for 2014

The front feet of the Irish Sport Horse Coolys Luxury, who was selected as the Best Shod Horse at the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in England last weekend. Farrier Jim Hayter received the prize along with owner David Corney and rider Tom Crisp. Show More Summary

Endurance Day Shows on Horses in the Morning

Here are links to the last few months of shows.  Click on each link if you want to listen to us talk about ENDURANCE RIDING for an hour and a half.  The show is done live on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 a.m. PST, on the...Show More Summary

World Equestrian Games Farriers: What's Inside WEG's Pop-Up Forge?

In a village of pop-up horse stables and instant schooling arenas sits the World Equestrian Games' pop-up vet clinic with its dedicated forge. Each of the five venues of the World Equestrian Games had its own forge. Don't blink, they...Show More Summary

My latest science experiment

There are so many things having to do with endurance riding that you just simply can’t make up.  One of my favorite sayings is “you can’t make this shit up”.  A good fiction writer might be able to pen some of the things that we’ve encountered...Show More Summary

Deedle Deedle Dumpling

Earlier in the week, Lilly lost one of her shoes. One shoe off and one shoe on, just like the nursery rhyme. I got to the farm really early on Saturday to avoid all the threats of severe weather coming in the afternoon. Since Lilly did not have replacement shoes on yet, we hit the trail without them. Show More Summary

Hooves Get the White Glove Treatment from Best Shod Horse Judge at Burghley Horse Trials in England

Photo courtesy of Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials and Getty Images You always hear about it, but rarely does anyone ever see it done. Sure, farriers get dressed up in suits and wear bowler hats and white gloves to inspect horse hooves. Show More Summary

Ghost of WEGs Past: Jumper Presley Boy Euthanized Two Years After Colic-Related Laminitis

If a skilled novelist like Tami Hoag set out to pen an international suspense thriller about a jumper, I doubt a more compelling story could be imagined than the sad-but-true tale of Presley Boy. The timing, the cultures, and even the...Show More Summary

World Equestrian Games Farriers: Other Countries Heard From

The World Equestrian Games had a staff of French farriers on staff at the vet hospital; here you see two credentials for Jean Michel Goubault and Fabrice Cave. Nigel said they worked at Haras du Pin, the National Stud in Normandy. The whole world was there, so there were bound to be more farrier pictures to show you. Show More Summary

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