man working on a horses hoof

Equine Pedicure

Bonchester Bridge
Borders Region

The Borders Region is horse country. Going back hundreds of years when horses were the primary mode of transportation, and Borders townspeople periodically rode into the hills to patrol their common grazing areas from raiding Englishmen, the tradition of horsemanship runs deep. This fellow I met in Bonchester goes to area farms putting shoes on horses, filing hooves or whatever needs to be done…sort of a roving blacksmith.