Barefoot Performance: Work Horses

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Houston Chronicle article on the (barefoot) Houston Mounted Patrol and their horses:

http://www.chron.com:80/disp/story.mpl/life/main/5730552.html

April 25, 2008: "This month, the last of the horses will have their metal shoes taken off and their hooves trimmed as part of the Barefoot Program, which makes the animals happier and healthier, plus it saves the department money in farrier bills. The success of HPD's Barefoot Program of hoof care has become a model for departments across the country."

 

Above, Houston's Police Horses.

City of Houston Police Horses Go Barefoot—Part 1
by Greg Sokoloski, Police Officer
Houston Police Department Mounted Unit—Barefoot Program (2005)

City of Houston Police Horses Go Barefoot—Part 2
by Greg Sokoloski, Police Officer
Houston Police Department Mounted Unit—Barefoot Program (2005)

Above, barefoot Canadian Logging Horses.

 


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