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Fancy Feet

June 22, 2011
June 22, 2011 - Fancy Feet

Our horses Oliver, Jessie and Robbie have all had a manicure and new shoes today. They have to have a new set of shoes every 6 to 8 weeks which cost nearly as much as mine!

Oliver having his 'dinner plates' filed down by the farrier!
Oliver having his 'dinner plates' filed down by the farrier!

There is a real art to being a good Farrier -

Not only do they have to be skilled with the hammer to work and shape the metal shoes to the correct size for each hoof, but they also need an excellent knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the horse, so that they can trim the feet correctly enabling the horse to move freely and with a straight gait. A good Farrier can make all the difference to a horses' performance. Without a good set of feet a horse is worthless.

Our Farrier ' hot shoes' so that the metal shoe fits snug to the horses' hoof. The Farrier also has to be strong, tough and have a way with animals, even when they test your patience, like our cheeky little pony Robbie, who tries to bite his bottom!

We are lucky to have Rob Lewis who is an excellent Farrier, and who will help out if a guest's horse looses a shoe whilst staying here on holiday. This together with the assurance that our vet will also visit in an emergency means you can be confident and book your horse holiday in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District knowing that your four legged friend will be well looked after.


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Hoe Grange Holidays Tripadvisor Comments...

  •   What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

  •   We stayed in Pinder cabin and had a lovely stay, the cabin was spacious and comfortable, nice and warm after cold days out. The children loved meeting the animals and... read more

  •   Loved every minute of our stay, and so did the family and friends that came to stay. Excellent facilities in our cosy Hipley log cabin. By far the best... read more

  •   Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

  •   We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

  •   We've just returned from our second visit to Hoe Grange. The suggested riding routes with stunning scenery were enjoyed by my daughter and I while the menfolk were delighted with... read more

  •   We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

  •   Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

  •   We stayed in the Skylark pod last October (2018) and had a lovely time. There was homemade, rustic goods (bread, biscuits etc) when we arrived. Felicity and David who run... read more

  •   Stayed last week, from 6th to 13th September in the log cabin called Hipley. This was amazing, it was our first visit but certainly not our last. Gold standard disability... read more


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