I haven't updated this in a considerable amount of time. Only a few exciting things have happened since my last point and they were on the same day.
The vet was up a couple weeks ago to get everyone their spring shots. Sigh. Abby does not do shots. The last couple of years, my former vet also did teeth, so she would get her shots and teeth done in the same day..and while under tranquilizer. Then during her fall shots, she didn't react at all, so I assumed she might have grown out of it.
No, sir. The vet gave her a shot in the butt. She knows better than to actually kick anyone, so she kicked back with the opposite leg (kicking away from him, but still making her point). He gave the next shot in her neck.
Then came strangles. It took 4 of us. She stood all pissed off after the first couple of shots so when she realized there was another and it was going in her nose, she went into "Oh haaaaail no" mode. I was holding her, vet had the vaccine, a tech tried to cover her eye, and my BO finally had to twitch her, which made me nervous because she had been twitched often when she was younger for reasons unknown to me. She was quite angry with us all.
Then it's Kaja's turn. Little munchkin didn't even seem to know what was going on. It took a couple of minutes to get hers all done and she was completely unfazed. A slight flehmen response to the strangles vaccine that looked more like she just scrunched up her nose than anything. Good munchkin.
I realized that one boarder's trailer was hooked up and sitting in front of the barn. I asked permission to use it because I saw it as a wonderful opportunity for a lesson on trailering. The only person I could find to help me with my mares was my BOs' 17 year old daughter, who is not the bravest of souls. However, she happily held Kaja for me while I was going to have Abby hop in and show her there is nothing scary in it.
Guess what 9 year old, normally fine to trailer horse decided this trailer was just too scary? Sigh. I don't haul her often and the trailers I have used with her have had one large swinging gate. This one had two smaller ones that open opposite directions with a small threshold in the middle. Apparently it was going to kill her. I couldn't ask the girl helping to smack her butt because she is just a timid person and would be uncomfortable with it.
Instead, she said she wanted to see if Kaja would go in because "she looks interested." Little sh*t hops right in! The girl turned her around and walked her out, so I tried again and yep. Jumped in like she'd been doing it her entire life. This time I backed her out, which she also mastered and was just happy to have a treat.
BO came out a few minutes later and helped me make Abby get in the trailer just for the sake of getting her over the tiny piece of metal that was monstrous. Once she was in, she stood there like, "Oh wait. Nevermind. I know that this is." Dumb ass.
Other than this, not much has happened. Kaja is shedding so I will eventually be able to post pictures of what she actually looks like under the fluff.