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Are Horseshoes Cruel, Painful? Do Horses Like Being Shoed?

When it comes to horseshoes, people are split down the middle. Some believe every horse needs shoes and others think they should never wear them. But how do these metal clogs affect our horses, and how painful are they? Horseshoes aren’t cruel or painful for horses and are often essential in protecting the sensitive soles …

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How, Why and When Horseshoes Need to Be Changed

Recently our grandson assisted the farrier, he held the horses and watched the hoofs trimmed, and horseshoes replaced. This experience put his curious mind in overdrive, and he wants to know all about shoeing horses, so I did some research to provide accurate information. Horseshoes attach to a horse’s foot with nails driven through the …

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