Let Horses Run Barefoot
Lyrene and John Fast found sailing on the York River quite different from rural Tennessee, where sheâ€™s a farrier who trims hoofs of horses so they can run barefoot more safely and comfortably. Lyrene is passionate that horses should not be shoed, because it cuts off the circulation in the legs and creates other problems that shorten their lives. The hoofs tend to work more freely on the ground for a better grip, which makes you wonder why they donâ€™t run barefoot in the Kentucky Derby. (For more, visit barefoothorse.com.) At home, they let their own horses run free in the pasture instead of staying in stalls. â€œYou wouldnâ€™t want to live in a six-by-six-foot area, would you?â€ she asked.