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The Trouble with Pony Hooves

July 2012 by Andrew Bowe, BAppSc, Master Farrier

Ponies should have the best hooves around!  Ponies are the compact SUV's of the horse world with a great power to weight ration to match. They are cheap to fuel and run on a sniff of tufty grass. However, the life that most ponies live in Australia is the exact opposite of their heritage and this results in a raft of hoof problems.