We sure do see a lot of wild animals here. The good thing is none of them are my actual horses. HA. The farrier came yesterday and did Remus and Tate. They were perfect angels (I was not sure how Tate would be but he was cool though he still has issues crossing the threshold of the stall to the aisle. Kind of funny but it means I can leave stall guard down while doing chores and he won’t walk out of it! HA). I figured Remus would be good, he usually is. The farrier was very nice and has been doing horses’ feet for 30 plus years. He lives right around the corner from me and told me he wasn’t really taking new clients but since Stephanie recommended him to me and I live so close he added me on. WHEW. The farrier loved both the horses (he complimented them both on their manners!) so that helps too.
He only reset Remus’s shoes and only took a small amount of his toe off. He agreed to keep shoes on his front (he said why mess with success). I have no idea if he will move differently with a new farrier and also if he will hold the shoes on down here or not but we shall see. The guy was certainly a lot cheaper than up in PA (I paid less for two shoes back trim and Tate’s trim than I did for Remus up in PA by at least 40 bucks) and hopefully it turns out to be a long-term relationship between him and my horses.
In other news, the doe and fawn made a couple appearances around our farm this week. I saw the doe walking on the pond edges by herself the other day but imagine my surprise when I saw this the other evening.
So cute. Sorry these are so far away I didn’t want to scare her….and him/her either. I guess she leaves the fawn in those grasses by the pond during the day. SO CUTE. OMG
Then I saw this fellow while I was cleaning stalls. Ihave NO IDEA what this is but it was cruising like a centipede when I saw it. I don’t know why I didn’t video him instead.. (too early, not enough coffee!)
Speaking of wild animals. I am going to unpack my saddle this week and try to actually POSSIBLY ride my beast if I can. Each day has had storms come through but maybe by the weekend it will be dry enough (right now my field is a muddy mess). Stay tuned to see if he is a lamb or a tiger. Could be either considering he has not been ridden in forever and a day. I have his fly sheet on today to see if we can get some of the welts off his back before I put the saddle on him.