You will never see pictures of my ponies getting their pedicures. Why? Well because my farier is amish and amish do not appreciate their pictures taken. But regaurdless he is a darn good farier. Every 6 weeks I head over to pick up Jessie and his anvil and bring him back to the farm. One of the first times Jessie cam out to our place about 5 years ago my husband went to pick him up and when they got to the house his wife had come with him. She gets out of the car and well she was barefoot. We headed to the barn to get the horses and all the while the girl had no shoes on. Nontheless they are a very nice family and it has been a cool experience getting to know not just that family but alot of amish families in our area. But really when you go to the barn put on some dang shoes!
My husband loves to badger them with questions like "so you can ride in a car but not drive a car?" or "oh you came from Pennsylvania. how long did it take you to get here in the buggy?". They are really good sports though or at least they put up with him long enough to take his money.
I am having him take Steady's shoes off and see how it goes. He only has front shoes on and they were only put on after our first trail ride and he came up lame because his hooves wore down to the sole within the first 2 hours out. As an OTTB he has probably had shoes on his whole life. I am hoping that we can go barefoot over the next few months and we will see how things go in the spring. Tomorrow at one I pick up Jessie and all the pony boys get their feets cleaned up.