Update on the barefoot girl.
These were the feet in December.
Flat, dishy, long, and with growth lines. And not just mine hers, too! Just look!
With her Andalusian heritage her hooves will have somewhat different angles and shape. She’s got really nice, hard, feet! Encouraging the frogs to come down a bit more, while hoping to stay barefoot for as long as we can.
Yep, that’s oil on there. Somehow they manage to look longer than in the January shot, but that is not the case.
This month – Ending March Madness.
Valiosa will get used to working alone without blowing a fuse, (Yeah right. By magic.) a new pasture, and barn routine at home.
Seriously, she did do better this morning. We trotted. Very stop and go, but she did it.
Standing for farrier is a piece of cake. First trim I held her in pasture since she’d had just about no handling. Second time standing with lead rope in the barn isle.
This third time in the cross ties, just standing with her. Easy. It’s all easy, just do the right thing.
Next up – finishing up on her West Nile Vaccinations, staving off any ulcers, getting in at least three trail rides alone in addition to her arena work (eeek!), and attempting to get out of the baby bridle before it self-combusts of age. Already have her completely clipper trained.
She’ll get to practice trailering again too. Wonderful Nancy will come Tuesday morning with her trailer which is an absolute treat. We’ll head up to her indoor arena to practice with Cooper before showing him this weekend!
So. She’ll be the perfect baby. Except that I can’t ride her. Lovely!
To make sure we stay broke, of course there are plans for a saddle fitting clinic well before summer. Different saddle just for her maybe?! And then the show with Cooper on Sunday! Off to a great start this spring!