|Red and I were not amused by the herds shenanigans.|
|Happy to say hello even in the rain.|
Started with Spirit, he was antsy and wanted to leave the barn. She looked at his feet and wasn't sure that she would even have anything to trim, so she went back to her car and got a noveal headstall, similar to a bosal, and put it on. Instead of sedating, twitching and etc, she uses the headstall as a more humane resort. Within minutes, Spirit calmed down. Definitely gonna be buying one! He really took to it and it didn't hurt him, but let him know that we had control over his head and therefor, he gave us control to everything else. They messed with him for awhile and did some work on ground-manners. No work on feet other than just getting him use to her and picking them, etc.
Got Red out and she thought his hooves looked great and didn't need anything done, as did we. I think we've been trimming them way too often and causing more harm than good. We never take off that much at all and their hooves always look fine up until about 9'ish weeks, so we were happy to have someone come that drove a long ways but was fine with less money as long as the horse was happy and sound. She got a feel for Red and of course, he was happy to give kisses, haha. Much different from Spirit in the beginning, lol!
Then we went home and got the mini's done! Cowboy did okay, definitely needed a trim. He tried to kick a couple times but it was fairly easy, Halfpint had his first trim and he did good as expected! Really like the new farrier!
Riding this week sometime!