To shoe or not to shoe – that is one of the questions addressed in the third edition of 'Fika with Jonas,' which airs on YouTube, starting today (May 1).
Fika is the Swedish word for a coffee break, and Swedish-born trainer Jonas Czernyson is the star of the monthly series produced by Cody Bach Productions.
Czernyson, who is stabled at Winners Training Center in Chesterfield, New Jersey, introduces his farrier, Dean Vandervort, who discusses his blacksmithing career and demonstrates shoeing options.
Then Czernyson answers questions from viewers, including when it is appropriate for a racehorse to compete without shoes. Racing footage of some of his most accomplished barefooted trotters is featured.
Questions and comments may be sent to Christine and Jonas Czernyson through the Team JC Stable page on Facebook, @teamjcstable on Twitter or by email to [email protected].
(Fika With Jonas)