Before I start the actual post, you guys will notice the blog look has changed. I decided to use one of my actual pictures of me and Red for the header instead of the one I made on Polyvore because I thought it looked better, and then my background clashed with the pictures. Tell me if you dislike the new look, or if you like it. :) My sister just sent me that new picture (She was the one who took the pictures this past Saturday) and sized it for a facebook cover photo, and as I was looking, I noticed it was also the perfect header size!!!
The farrier was at the barn yesterday evening around 4-ish and so my mom and I went out so Red's hooves could be trimmed. When we got there, the farrier had started on one of the Appaloosa's who has to be a little sedated to be trimmed and get her front hooves shoed because she bucks and bites the farrier, which is so unlike her personality any other time, riding or just on the ground, so while I waited, mom talked with the barn people and I went into Red's stall to groom him and clean his hooves out. I also wanted to check out his shedding progress. I'm starting to get a little nervous because Summer is coming and I'm worried about his skin. If you are a new follower (I seem to be acquiring a lot more of those! yay!) when Red lived in Florida, he was almost completely bald because of the bugs and heat, he was also losing weight. He has made AMAZING progress. His tail was completely bare from the middle and up. I would hate for him to go back and look bad. Anywho, after I was done brushing I was pretty pleased. No bald spots. No awful shedding. Perfect!!! His mane is now like, five or so inches, and in September is was not even an inch long. His tail also looks so great. He's gained weight and has the bod of a Quarter Horse now! Woohoo!!! Red did great for the farrier, but his two back legs were stiff, so we gave him some beaut. Nothing to be worried over. He had a little bit of thrush in his left back hoof, we got that taken care of and the farrier didn't seem to worried. :)
Once I get more of the pictures I'll post them! :) I should be able to ride later this week, tomorrow and the next day are going to be super rainy. :P