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If the shoe fits

By Lynnette Oostmeyer

Photos by LYNNETTE OOSTMEYER | DAILY EGYPTIAN

Barney Moore, left, of Johnston City, prepares a horse hoof for shoeing Monday at Giant City Stables while Terry Heern, center, and owner Ramona Twellman wait. Giant City Stables offers services such as trail rides, field trips, birthday parties and a therapeutic riding program. The stable, which cares for more than 30 horses, opens for guided trail rides in mid-March and stays open until mid-November.

Bottom right: Moore trims, rasps or shapes the hoof before attaching the customized horseshoe. Good farrier work is essential to keep a horse healthy.

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