So last Saturday, on the 25th, I went working with the farrier again. This time we went to the vet clinic and looked at a couple horses that were getting radiographs done. The first horse was a 28 year old mare with DSLD. She'd only been diagnosed with the condition a year or so ago and her pasterns were actually in fairly good shape. You could definitely see how dropped they were in the radiographs, though. The second horse was actually a roan gelding that was at the barn we had went to last weekend. They thought he was off somewhere, so my farrier flexed him and I trotted him on. It was obvious he had something going on in his knee as he didn't even want to flex. Lo and behold, the radiographs revealed he had bone chips in his knee. We had to leave before I was able to find out what he decided to do about it, though.
At our next location, I go to pull and finish set 3 shoes on a gelding named Stevie. He was a nice boy that stood well, except on his back feet. He had some hock soreness so we had to give him breaks every once in a while. He kept falling asleep in the cross ties and jerking his head up. He was a cutie, though. Then we trimmed a 3 year old filly who had some great feet on her. They were so thick and had great concavity. Afterwards, we went to this local restaurant named Stomp's. Oh. My. God. They had the best burgers ever!!
On Saturday, I gave Mr. Heenie Weenie a bath. He really enjoyed it with the breeze and the sunshine.
Taking a bath is pretty exhausting, huh?
Drying off :)
Enjoying some grass
All dry after dinner!
Then on Sunday, I let the boys out into the back pasture for the first time. They did great and Bubba did an amazing job of protecting little Henny. :)
All pics can be seen here!!
Let the Boys into the Back Pasture!