A farrier has been suspended from working for three months after causing unnecessary suffering to two horses.
According to This Is Gloucestershire, the disciplinary committee of the Farriers' Registration Council made their decision, which is a “relatively rare” one, after Mark Wellfair was prosecuted by police for injuring mounts Arron Carnaval Hill II and Coolagadden Clover's hooves.
When in court, Wellfair was convicted of cutting the shoes off both the horses in a manner that was not in the ordinary course of farriery, which damaged them.
The owner of the horses, Cassandra Price, 29, from Gannicox in Stroud, runs her own livery and competition yard. She told the online publication that she had drawn attention to Wellfair's suspension, which will run from today until August 23 this year, to warn other riders.
She continued saying: "The past 14 months have been an absolute nightmare," said Miss Price, who calls the horses Arron and Eric.
"Arron was my top horse. The inside of his shoes have to be glued instead of nailed to his foot now."