|Pretty Mule Hoof, isn't it nice?!|
I knew something was ahoof as FH had taken special care to pick out our feet yesterday morning (this is normally done in the afternoon when they're full of mud). Lovely Hoof Man arrived, I had to check he was up to the job as usual so swished a lot, pulled my grumpiest ears and danced around a bit. Nah, didn't put him off so that was fine, time to settle down and enjoy the treatment. A girl likes a man who's in charge.... sometimes ;-)
So Hoof Man spent time making my hooves look lovely, he said they are just perfect, no problems here, well duh... I AM A MULE!
Lots of my friends feet are struggling with the nasty wet weather, too much rain is making frogs disintegrate, abscesses pop up everywhere, their white lines are separating and it's all a horrid mess with lame equines.... I don't like to brag my friends but.... my feet are rather delectable aren't they?
Here in the UK there are lots of people that say you shouldn't have any equine with white feet as they will be weak, you especially shouldn't have an equine with white feet barefoot. Hmmm I laugh in the face of their advice - FH says I should be more humble, me? Nah!
|My back hoof is a different shape to my fronts|
1/. I am a mule - hybrid vigour, no explanation needed
2/. Regular pedicures from Hoof Man who knows how to trim long ears' feet
3/. Good nutrition with all my vitamins and minerals supplied, sadly not enough goodies like starch and sugar (FH says E numbers for mules are banned)
4/. Regular hoof care - FH picks out our feet every day without fail. All of the mud and stones are removed every night before bed or after each ride. This lets all the gaps dry out.
5/. Hardstanding - we are all brought in to bed each night and stand on concrete or clean bedding. When the weather is so bad, us long ears are a bit prone to problems when there is so much mud and rain as we have here in the UK
6/. The Secret Weapon - WORK, yeah ok I know this is my favourite thing but really it means that my feet stay in tip top condition! Lots of work on varied terrain seems to keep my feet tough and growing healthily. I knew work was good!
Just to prove a point I got out and about this morning to test my petite mule hooves out in all paces - very nice it was too :-)
|Nice trimmed mule hooves, lovely!|
|Lovely Mini Mule Feet|