We spent most of the day with the boys today. I'm loving it - I finally found something to get my husband away from the boobtoob. We made great progress and I'm extremely pleased. Bob's buckskin pulled up lame a couple of weeks ago - frog abscesses in both front feet. Fortunately, he's healing up nicely after a couple of Epsom salt soaks. Chisum is a BIG horse, and if you're the least bit intimidated by his size, he'll use it to his advantage. I have a great story to share when we bought him in January, but I'll start another thread.
Anyway, we were able to groom both horses and put Chisum on the walker for a few minutes. And then the stable owner's daughter came out. She means well, but she doesn't think and she's very distracting. She makes Chisum nervous, so Bob took him over to the trailer. We haven't hauled horses before and the first time we tried to load a while back was a fiasco. Anyway, I looked up from the hoof I was picking, and Bob had loaded Chisum - holy cow! We have a slant combo trailer. Bob was able to back the boy out w/o any problems, which was a first. He did it again with the same results and I was stoked! Then we put my boy in up front (800lbs vs 1200lbs), Chisum in next to him and closed the door. Almost too good to be true! Just to be sure we could do it, we took them for a drive around a very long block - and they SURVIVED! This was a huge step for us and it opens up all kinds of opportunities.
It was a great day. I'm excited about being a member of such a friendly and knowledgable forum.
Thanks, y'all !!
she who owns a white horse will never ride a 'white' horse...