Leynaproof, so sorry about your grandfather. I still miss my Grandpa and he has been gone for 25 years next month. I can still hear his blustery laugh!! It makes me smile thinking about it. Glad you were able to get out with your horses. They make sad times a little bit better.
I went out and walked Biscuit up to the barn because KD (riding buddy) was going to ride him today. I called the farrier and left a message to get him to come out if he was in the area this week to do Biscuit's feet while I waited for KD. She got there and we got Biscuit tacked up and she rode him - getting him to walk, jog, trot, canter. She has only been on him for a few minutes before today and she said she was surprised at how tall he is (lol he is only 15.1) and how big he is. Now he is a chunky bunky so she wasn't kidding. We took his tack off later and fed him and I was just about to think about heading out and the farrier called. He had just passed up the barn and was only 3 miles past us. LOL he said "can you catch him" I said there is no catching to it..he is on the wash rack!" So Biscuit got his feet trimmed today. Craig used to do my horses before I took it over. He said I had been doing a good job. Yay for me. Biscuit does have a nasty crack that he seems to keep all the time on the back left hoof. I am going to have to get Barry to lift his foot up so I can rasp it and try to get it grown out.
It was so nice fooling around with my horse today. Just brushing his mane was nice! Here is my Biscuit Man.... 20130514_164306(1).jpg