Yves Duclos, Marechal Ferrant
Do you think about donkeys at all? Did you know they need “shoes” too? My husband has a friend, Yves, that he’s known since they were in high school together who is a Farrier who specializes in taking care of donkeys in France, Morocco, and Spain.
We saw him last year and learned much about what he does. I had no idea he’d become so important, but, as here in the States, a lot of farmers and people with livestock use donkeys to protect their animals. Donkeys are natural protectors. They will attack and fight off coyotes, wolves, bears and other predators very effectively. And in places like Morocco, donkeys are more valuable and less expensive than cars and are used for transport, work on farms, and almost everything you can think of. So, donkeys are important and need to be cared for. Who knew?
|My husband an Yves at lunch in Capestang|
|Geoffrey et Yves in Capestang|
|At work showing others some issues with a donkey's hoof|
|A donkey (Âne) in Mane in the Pyrénées|
|In Roumens in the Lauragais, hand-hewn wooden statues are everywhere! Here is one with a donkey...|
|A donkey in Azat-le-Ris|
|Donkeys in the|
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Photos by Buie-Collard and Ann Collard
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