Teazle is a 26yo 13HH Welsh section B strawberry roan. We purchased Teazle when he was 11 yo for my daughter, Zoe, then 9 years old. Teazle is a highly intelligent, forward-going family pony, very willing, kind and conscientious to his rider. Teazle has always had a mischievous glint in his eye and a real character. Zoe and Teazle were active pony club members enjoying camp and numerous shows where Teazles speed and agility against the clock secured many wins.
We have always had Teazle shod by Chapel Forge Farriers who kept his feet tip-top for several years but sadly, at 18, Teazle developed Cushings and laminitis. When the laminitis got the better of Teazle and his pedal bone began to rotate Gary Pickford stepped-in to shoe him personally, exploring several methods of shoeing. With Garys help and expertise, we have ensured that Teazle is as comfortable as possible and preventing any further deterioration.
For the past four years Teazles feet can only tolerate glue-on shoes, Sigafoos, and Gary cuts his feet back at a comfortable angle to take the weight off the pedal bones. Garys patience and commitment to the cause have meant that Teazle has benefitted greatly from this type of remedial shoeing. It is wonderful to see Teazle so comfortable and enjoying his retirement and we cant thank Gary enough.