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Sad feet/Happy feet

For a week, I’ve been staring at these:

These feet make me sad.  They also make me not want to make the new pony work very hard, because really:  Who wants to run around in clown shoes?   The only good thing about these feet is that they illustrate what happens to horses’ hooves when they aren’t trimmed regularly.  Staring at them like this makes me start to see things.  Like, is that right front hoof slightly clubbed?  Or is it slightly wonky as a result of her sesamoid fracture?  OK, I know that probably makes no sense logically, but that’s where my mind goes…

But that’s enough of that!  Because today, the farrier came.  And…  Ta-Da!

Ahhhh.  So much better!  These feet make me happy.

And judging from how much better she was moving and playing during her rainy-day play date with Sadie and Clue, I think they make Little Miss happy too.

I really wish I’d had my video camera.  Or that I’d managed to actually take decent pictures.  Clue and Sadie showed off some really spectacular acrobatics.  Not at all like these pictures would lead you to believe:

I swear, Clue was *just* leaping.

And Sadie was *just* bucking!

Guess who kept all four of her feet on the ground and looked relaxed the whole time.  Yep.  That’s right.

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