Sunday, July 26, 2015

Catch up

Sorry for the lack of posts.  I've been busy.  In addition to working more hours, filling in at the small animal clinic one day a week, and trying to be a mom,  I've made a few new friends this summer and we've been getting out and riding our horses!  It's been really fun.

Sometimes I ride the mares, and the foals get to come out too.  It's really good exposure for them.  And my daughter has been riding Catlow as I pony her along on Cody.  So everyone has been getting out.  Denny needs more exposure to other horses in a controlled situation.  He thinks he should charge and kick at new horses that ride with his mom.  Not okay!  He's much better behaved if I lead him, so I might have to keep doing that.

I haven't been able to ride Chico.  Everytime I do, he turns up lame in the middle of the ride.  I'm not sure what his issue is, but I think it is something higher up on his left hind leg.  He currently lives in a 24-7 grazing muzzle to try to get some weight off him.  He is just such an easy keeper.  He's the only one in the whole herd.  It's been working though.  He looks better than he has in a few years.

My daughter rode Stormy in the 4th of July parade.  They both did awesome.  And so pretty decorated!

The foals are starting to shed their foal coats on their faces and ears.  I'm excited to see what their big horse colors are gonna look like!  Denny seems to be growing in a mane that looks just like Catlow's.  I was pretty sure he was going to have a flaxen mane and tail with that white muzzle he was born with.  He's shed that white muzzle now.

Enjoy the pictures!