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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


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