This blog is about the gentling of wild Mustangs and their stages of training.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Having their feet trimmed

The wrangelrs at the Burns facility were nice enough to trim our horses feet and worm them before we loaded up.
Here are pictures of the trimming process. First they put them in a squeeze shoot that it is padded inside. Then it squeezes together so they can't thrash around. Then it tilts over and the bottom opens up. The tie there feet down so they can't kick and then the trim away. They use a electric trimmer sort of like a sander. Pretty neat and fast.

1 comment:

susan said...

I'm confused as to why the mustangs need trimmed. I have been doing much research on natural hoof care before I remove the shoes from my 2 horses and everything points toward working toward the wild mustang hoof. Aren't they already ideal?