First, Bill showed Jackie what to do. To see him remove a shoe, click here! Unless you are Bill, taking a shoe off, like everything else horse, looks much easier to do than it really is. Here is Jackie in the remove-a-shoe crouch! To see two videos of Jackie's progess, click right here and then again right here!
My brumby is the most patient brumby in the entire planet. Jackie was nervous she would take too long taking off the shoe. But she needn't have worried. Lilly was very good, making her an excellent teaching mare. Do you know what I think? I think you need to have a strong back and legs to be a farrier! It looks like a perpetual squat!
There is Lilly's synthetic hoof after taking off the shoe. It was still so solidly attached that it was no different than actual hoof! That is not to say I would rather not have the real hoof. I really wish this missing chunk would grow out! Maybe as the weather gets warmer, Lilly's hoof growth will accelerate.