Rain got her first hoof trim this weekend
It was pouring rain (no pun intended), so we decided to move the tractor and lawn mowers out of the carport so the farrier would have someplace dry to work. He was running late because he went to another farm first, and they had made no provision for the rain and he had to trim their horses between showers. Poor guy was thoroughly chilled when he got to our place.
Rain was a bit nervous - it was her first time, after all. Farrier scratched her all over until she nearly melted. The only time she fussed any after that was if she lost her balance. Farrier just took his time and let her work things out for herself on how to stand (she wound up leaning on daughter at one point). He said she had feet like iron, so we must be doing something right.
He also said that all of our horses had marked hoof improvement since we got them. Some of that is due to regular farrier care, and some of it is their diet - not a whole lot of grain.
The only problem he found was in my big footed mare, Dancer. She has thrush...again. She has a very mild case, but it is apparently going to be a bit on the chronic side. Guess we'll have to get with the vet for a more effective treatment than the feed store can provide.
(If anyone has a good cure for thrush, I would sure appreciate it.)
Also - I can NOT believe how fast Rain is growing! When she outgrew her foal halter, we got her a weanling halter. That lasted all of two weeks before we had to get her a yearling halter. She has a HUGE head, just like her momma, dangit!
Plain Old Dee, horses Dancer and Rain I believe in dragons, unicorns, good men and other mythical creatures!