We had hooficures today.
We have a new hoof guy.
He says he's a barefoot specialist.
That was weird cause he wasn't barefoot
at all, he was wearing boots.
Doc, you are so stupid.
It doesn't mean the guy is
supposed to be barefoot,
it means he specializes in
trimming our hooves in a
special way so they will be
stronger and we won't need shoes.
Well, duh! When was the last time
either you or I had shoes on?
I've been barefoot basically forever.
Anyway, specialist smeshialist
You can see me in my stall.
Do I look impressed?
Most definitely not!
The barefoot guy says he really
does cure all kinds of things by
slowing changing the angle of the
hoof. He even gets down on his
hands and knees to look at the view
of our lovely hooves from the ground.
What a silly guy. I mean if you've
seen one hoof, you've seen 'em all.
The hoof guy worked on Pippin's hooves first.
He thought Pippin's heels were a bit long
and that his frog wasn't getting enough
contact with the ground.
What 'cha doing back there? That tickles!
He uses an electric grinder.
He says it creates less torque than a rasp....
but he does use one of those at times, too.
After his second visit he said my hooves
looked great and I could be on
'maintenance' visits. Pippin still needs
some corrective trimming.
Ha ha on you, Pippin!
I wouldn't start getting all high and mighty.
After all, which one of us did he say was
probably the smartest? You...
who just stood there like a lump, or me?
I was being good! I was letting him do
his job. I wasn't trying to mouthe his
tools and taste the electric cord and
sniff his pockets.
What he actually said was
some horses who exhibit a lot of curiosity
are smart. I think he's on to something....
You are smart.
A smart a$$ that is!
Sticks and stones might break my bones
But names will never hurt me!