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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
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Fayde, as long as its ok with everyone else, I'd say you should probably just go ahead and take the money if there is excess. She's probably going to need another farrier visit right off the bat within a week or two, and if you keep her on the diet I have her on, its not quite cheap xD I think I'm running about 115 a month right now.
Cacowgirl- She's gotten a little bit better about having her ear doctored. I'm trying to make sure I do it 30 minutes to an hour after she gets her bute so she's still feeling good, and although she does a lot of head jerking she hasn't been terrible. She did make me fall in the mud yesterday though, when she jerked up fast (my fault. wasnt paying attention). LOL. Its rediculously swampy here right now because we've had rain nearly every day this week. Its looking pretty good all things considered, and doesn't appear to be infected or anything. We're planning to haul her up to the vet Monday afternoon for her rabies booster and to have my vet look at her ear and make sure its healing well.
She leads pretty well, with the exception of going into tight spaces. She's claustrophobic so it takes a minute to convince her to go, but she isn't terrible about it and hasn't tried to do anything stupid like rear or buck. She does tend to try to get ahead of me but I have her pretty much broke of that habit now.
Other than that, she loads-ish (still working on it. It takes about 10 minutes to get her loaded) and we're practicing that a lot, she's starting to get the concept of standing for the farrier, she's usually good about having her feet picked, she lets you pet her everywhere, walk behind her etc, and she ties well also. I've tied her as long as an hour without incident. She's been pretty good about taking paste too, which I'm suprised about. I haven't done any other ground work with her though just because I'm reculant to make her move too much, but she has been ponied off of the mare and gelding that I ride a few times, and did just fine.
Fayde- regarding the exact date, I'll have to ask BO this evening and get back to you. I am homeschooled but I do take classes at the college and PREP classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so that will be a factor for me. I don't go to class until 10:00 am on Thursdays though, if that helps.
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