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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Favorite Photo: A Mule and Her Farrier Keep Close Company

by Fran Jurga | 18 July 2009 | Fran Jurga's Hoof Blog

Susie the Mule nuzzles the jeans pocket of her farrier, Kevin Boyer, in southern California. Photo by Susie's owner, Roberta Frederick, who is a great photographer with a charming set of models in her mules and her farrier, who is a longtime subscriber to Hoofcare & Lameness Journal. (I realize his friends might not recognize him from this angle.)

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Anonymous said...

That's a familiar sight! My old mare Noble is always 'kissing' the farrier's butt. Either that or picking his pocket!

Linda E.

Anonymous said...

The biggest compliment an animal can pay a human is to groom them as a response to being handled!!

Kerry said...

My shetland is usually grazing on my hair!