Here’s another classic Horse Nation holiday carol: “What Shoe Is This?” (to the tune of “What Child Is This?”)
What shoe is this which I have found
out in the muddy pasture?
It must have fallen off someone,
which means the hoof’s a disaster.
Why, why must you play all day
And rip your shoes off all the way?
Now, now I must find the one
who’s left this shoe behind them.
Why is it so impossible
to keep your shoes on tightly?
I check them every morning and
I check them all nightly.
Now, now I have found the horse
Who’s standing on three legs, of course.
Haste, haste to bring you in
To soak your foot and wrap it.
And now your mad because you’re in
While all your friends are playing.
But horse, why don’t you understand,
it shouldn’t be me you’re blaming.
Try, try to just stay shod–
those shoes aren’t cheap (oh my god.)
This, this is all your fault,
it’s time to call the farrier.
Happy holidays, Horse Nation. Go Riding!