2009-04-16 / News

New shoes for the team


Spring means new horseshoes for the draft team at North Meadow Farm on Carr Lane. Nick Robertson watches as farrier Marciano Hernandez files the rear hoof of one horse in preparation for shoeing. Robertson said the draft horses do not wear shoes in the winter because they only roam the fields on his farm. In the warmer weather the draft horses will take to the roads as they pull the carriage, so they need shoes to protect their feet. The draft team typically gets new shoes every eight to 12 weeks during the pulling season, he said. Photo by Jeff McDonough Spring means new horseshoes for the draft team at North Meadow Farm on Carr Lane. Nick Robertson watches as farrier Marciano Hernandez files the rear hoof of one horse in preparation for shoeing. Robertson said the draft horses do not wear shoes in the winter because they only roam the fields on his farm. In the warmer weather the draft horses will take to the roads as they pull the carriage, so they need shoes to protect their feet. The draft team typically gets new shoes every eight to 12 weeks during the pulling season, he said. Photo by Jeff McDonough

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