Do the nails in the horses hoof hurt?

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Do the nails in the horses hoof hurt?

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If you have ever been behind the scenes anywhere they have horses( such as in a barn) and you happen to witness the changing of horse shoes, it looks like an extremely painful process. First the nails must be removed from the old shoe, and then a new shoe must be nailed in.

When you watch the horse, they display no discomfort during this process, so no, it is not painful in the least.

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A. No. The hooves are just like our fingernails, except a bit stronger. There are no nerves that run through that part of the hoof, hence no pain to the horse.

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