Features & Stories
No feet, No Horse!

I threw a saddle Mystify today,

And went out for a little ride,

She pranced along on four sound feet,

And filled my heart with pride.


It was just about this time last year

That red dun filly showed up lame,

A badly split and deformed hoof,

I feared she’d never be sound again. 


Each week I rasped and sealed the crack,

With epoxy and resin glue,

Trimmed her toes up good and short,

And snapped on a rubber shoe.


“No feet, no horse” I can’t argue that,

But I stuck hard to the plan.

With rasp and glue I brought her through,

’cause she was just too pretty to can.


Mike Puhallo

Other articles by Mike Puhallo

© 2015 Interactive Broadcasting Corporation