Playing the boot game..
Sheza: Sheza was quite good today, she came right up to be haltered, walked politely and investigated some scary objects instead of just losing her shit, and after one warm-up spazz for D she was quite good with her hooves. She grew a LOT of hoof in 4 weeks and her hinds are still growing out like point baby feet which is funny looking and kinda cute (but I prefer them well manicured!).
Left front, look at that depth and the grooves! A nice round hoof 🙂
Being a helpful baby for the i
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Love the blonde summer highlights. She could go all flaxen, I wouldn’t mind!
Hahaha sniper photo by D, and I looked really tall and Blaze looks tiny! shutuphe’snotpregant!!!
Blaze: his hooves are looking great! His heels have come down so incredibly much since we pulled the shoes. Getting a Glove on him when he first went barefoot was laughable, his heels were so high and contracted, there was no way. He is now going really well in taped (2 wraps), Power-strapped size 1 Easyboot Gloves on the fronts. He goes barefoot in the hinds, even in the LDs. THIS is how booting is supposed to be. He is good with his feet for booting, they go on well, stay on, and are HARD to get off. Hallelujah. Maybe I’ll get there with Desire some day.
Now look at Desire’s Left front again:
Joey being gorgeous. It comes naturally:
Joey: Joey was great today! While D worked on Blaze I groomed and fly sprayed him and ran my hands, the brush, and the spray all down his hind legs, even his precious right hind. I scooped poop behind his right hind–2 no nos, the right side and the behind, in 1 move!–and he snorted and watched but didn’t move.
AND, today he had his first hooves-between-the-knees moments and first work with the nippers. Up until now D just got a few swipes of the rasp on each front, but today both fronts were up and nipped and rasped a little. When he started to get shuffley we backed off, happy with his progress. She also got a little nipping done on his left hind but she did’t want to take too much to unbalance him since we knew she couldn’t do much to his right hind. Sure enough when she went to his right hind his head went up and he tried to scoot away. We didn’t push it much beyond handling the leg itself and called it a day. Much better than when he arrived and we could barely run hands down *any* of his legs!
You can see by his expression he is not entirely thrilled by his hoof disappearing between her knees, but he stood for it!
Up on the stand, good boy
So. Rest for Desire. Miles for Blaze. Sheza is giant and has great feet, and Joey is a good boy.
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I was very impressed with Joey today. Great job!!