Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A farrier visit and my neglected horse

I feel like my horse has been rather neglected lately. I haven't ridden him in about three weeks, and although I've still been visiting him a couple of times a week, most times I haven't been able to stay long.

This morning Panama had a farrier appointment. Originally I was intending to stay for a while afterward and spend some time with him, but as it turned out in order to pay for the farrier appointment I had to come home and work.

I was amazed at how well Panama stood for the farrier today. Pretty much all of his uneasiness with the farrier is gone these days, which is saying a lot considering his history with farriers. (A farrier twitched him on his second-ever trim; and considering his injuries in the trailer accident, for a long time after that he became a real bear anytime anyone messed with his feet.)

After the farrier left, Panama followed me around a little bit. He's started doing this lately when I try to leave, so I know he's noticed that I'm not spending as much time there. I'm hoping to be able to spend a while with him tomorrow to try to make up for not being able to stay today — if I get enough additional work done tonight.

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