As a lot of you here are horse owners, then you all know how difficult it is to take care of a horse due to the fact that horses are exposed to a lot of diseases that are connected to their hygiene and to the food they eat. Nevertheless, if your horse is diagnosed with one of these diseases it does not mean that you are not treating it the right way because same as humans, no matter how much do you take care of your health, the exposure to different diseases is inevitable.
A lot of people, also here in the comment section, tend to do it as we have noticed for videos that we have posted previously and I just want to tell them that the same thing can happen to your horses also, that’s why it is not good to judge something that happens due to factors that we can’t control. Of course, we need to do our best so we can avoid the occurrence of them, however, our power to prevent it is only to a very limited extent.
We should just hope not to get into such situations. Now let’s get back to our story. The horse from this video is suffering from “mud fever” and that’s why he has it difficult to give its hind legs. This experienced farrier wanted to demonstrate the process of trimming the hooves of two Belgian Draft in Flanders, Belgium.
Mud fever is a disease that causes irritation in the lower limbs of horses, and very often it is caused by a mixture of bacteria. This draft horse is probably not feeling comfortable and he is repeatedly kicking with his hind legs. Luckily, he is in good hands and that farrier knows how to handle the situation. In such situations, we really get to understand the importance of farriers in the horse world.
It is a really underrated work, yet it is difficult and so essential for a horse’s health. People in the horse world do understand the need for having farriers while on the other hand, there are people who do not even know what a farrier is. Simply by watching the video below, I believe that a lot of you will be more appreciative of them.