Ummm, not that Sandy!
Sandy our mare...Although, I do sing Grease songs to her.
She's due anytime now. As you can see from her shadow, she's HUGE!
We had the ferrier come out to do all of the mares feet, including her. This was her first time, since we've owned her, that she had her feet done without a shot to relax her. She was a total FREAK! She would get, what I call crazy eyes, and kick. She almost kicked our horse vets arm out of her socket...sigh!
So we started giving her a combo tranquilizer that relaxed her enough to do her feet, but not too much, so she was cognizant of the whole experience. This way the ferrier could earn her trust and help her realize, we are just trying to help her.
Danny, our ferrier, is so fantastic that she finally feels safe and trusts him. It went SO well! She sat very still and lifted each foot without even a flinch. Sweet Momma!
A Mommy-to-be Spa Day!
We also had our heifers checked for pregnancy. Two of the 5 are pregnant! Round two is sometime in the next couple weeks, weather permitting, to try for the other 3 girls.
Then, we had to get the stalls cleaned out, and reworked for drainage. With Sandy due anytime, we needed to have the stalls VERY clean!
Can you say back breaking work? I am still hurting, and it's been almost a week...it could be I'm just getting old...either way...UGH!
Glen used the tractor for some, and the rest was raking, shoveling, shoveling, and raking! WOW! But after all of that the water finally goes where it is supposed to, and out of the stalls.
We put back all the dividers, put down fresh shavings, and there were 3 very happy mares!
So just about the time I get this house the way I want it, we will be building and moving into the new house....oh well! That's the fun of decorating, there's always something that needs to be decorated!
Have a Great Day & Happy Decorating!