Today our Shetland Pony Batman, is having his special plastic horseshoes refitted. Let’s find out how they work.
First, the old shoes need to come off. They look a bit worn out, it’s time for a new set!
Before the new ones are put on Batman’s hooves need to be trimmed back. It’s a tricky job and you need a specialist to cut back hooves. Farriers train for a long time in the UK and they are highly skilled at trimming ponies’ hooves back.
It’s time for your pedicure Batman!
Next, the new plastic horseshoes need to be the correct size. They are put in boiling water, so you’ve got to be careful.
Batman now has to stand very still on the rubber mat whilst the new horseshoes are being glued to his hooves. The Farrier must be careful not to glue their fingers together at this point.
Then Batman must wait a few minutes to make sure the horseshoes have set. Batman’s new shoes look great, and he’s been very patient during the process, well done Batman!
Watch the video to find out more: New Plastic Horseshoes for Batman the Shetland Pony
From Rosemary, the Shetland Pony Club Team and all the Shetland ponies
Summer pony camp days and weeks – enjoy the whole day or a 4 day week with your favourite Shetland pony. Learn to ride him, look after him and enjoy being with him all day long. 9:30am – 4pm, Summer holidays only. Age 5+. £135/day or £540/ week.
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Own a Pony Experiences – are two hours long and are delightful early riding and learning experiences for children from age 4 years old. £65/ child. New availability Sunday 10th July 14:15-16:15, Saturday 16th July 14:15-16:15.
Starter Rides – back on for 3 year olds! 45 minutes long and are specially designed as first riding experiences for children. £45/ child. Availability from start of Summer holidays Monday 18th July
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