Thursday was horse shoeing time. Our horses are familiar with this routine and mostly stand patiently while our farrier trims their hooves and fits them with shiny new shoes. When you have a good farrier, the horses don’t seem to mind much.
We jokingly suggested that Jazzy the mule should have hers trimmed, too, and laughed it off because as sweet as she is, she’s not one for being manhandled. Surprisingly, our farrier agreed to do it, predicting she wouldn’t be much trouble. Turns out he was right. He established leadership and haltered her and proceeded to trim her little hooves without her offering much objection at all. It’s probably a good thing I’m not a betting man, because I would have lost money on that one. Her feet look great!
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We don’t have a breeding program, but we have Equine Breeding as one of our career area course electives within our Riding Masters programs. You can get more info on the breeding course at meredithmanor.edu/about/courses/equine_breeding.asp. We give tours on Mondays and Fridays year round if you’d like to come for an official visit. During our tours you get the chance to see our programs in action, sit in on classes, and meet staff and students.