|No matter how much hair I get off him, there is almost MORE!|
|That's right, look as ugly as possible.....|
Tuesday it was so freaking muddy and there was lot's of water. So I didn't ride, but took the dogs swimming instead. My puppy is a fish. Once I got him in the water I had a hard time getting him out again! He practiced retrieving in water for the first time and did great!
Yesterday I rode Twister to the neighbor's, jogging him down the road. Then when we got back to the farm I shed-rowed again. This time on a loose rein the whole time while I worked on my spaghetti legs. I forgot your ankles and lower calves have muscles. And they hurt. And my right knee hurts. But I don't know why. My left knee has always been the problematic one. Twister was a bit pissy and lazy all at the same time. Pissy when I smacked him or kicked him and told him to move his ass. And everything was scary. Turns out when my person brought Curtis in yesterday morning for his ride, Twister ran the fence for an hour. So he was pretty worn out already. Too bad. Horse needs to tighten up and there's nothing like running in mud to tuck up a hay belly! No wonder he was pissy though too. He was like "damn, Mom! I already worked my ass off once today!" I don't know what to do about him. I take Twister from Curtis and Curtis doesn't blink. Take Curtis from Twister and Twister loses his freaking mind. He's like a 3 month old foal that gets left in the stall while it's momma goes to the breeding shed. Friggen flips his shit. I wonder if we didn't have another horse on the farm this summer if he'd run through a fence or eventually get weaned???
|He only does this when I want to ride....|
|Scary rock that wasn't there before...|
|Our trusty side kick|
|we both hate riding in the barn!|
And I trimmed his feet, ALL 4 for once, and I'm not happy at all with his fronts. In 2 weeks they've gotten facacta again from the hard ground then mud ground then hard ground then mud ground again. I think it's time I call the natural trimmer guy that looked at him and see if he can at least trim his fronts for me and get them where they need to be so we can keep riding. . Other than a little white line that's come back in his right hind, I'm happy with how his hinds look. I've been trying to knock his heels back on the right front (black hoof) each time I trim. But no matter how much I take off I don't feel like it looks any different.... I've run out of Tomorrow so I've been putting Farrier Barrier up in those cracks again as maintenance until it's all grown out. Thrush looks and smells gone. Just have to make sure it doesn't come back and his frogs are filling in nicely again. But as I have quickly learned... it's always something with bare hooves.....
|hard to see but each front hoof has a bumpy part|
right behind the toe that he's never had before....
happy bday Twister ! i'm actually kinda jealous that you can ride in your barn too haha - all we have is a little gravel path around ours and it's not really great either...ReplyDelete
Happy bday Twister :) I admire you so much for trimming your own horse!ReplyDelete