Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Farrier visit!

My farrier came out today to give my horse a trim. I got there early to brush him with the hopes of having time to play with him a little before the farrier got there, but then the owner brought out the hay and I realized he hadn't eaten yet. (At 9:30! Not pleased, especially considering he feeds them dinner around 4:30 or 5:00pm.)

So I hurried up and finished brushing Panama, then turned him loose to get his breakfast. While I waited for the farrier, I sat down, enjoyed the warmth (it was in the mid-60s today), and watched Panama's halter winking in the sun as he ate.

When my farrier came, Panama was a touch annoyed at having his breakfast interrupted, but he was reasonably well behaved. He did try to run off when my farrier and I walked up to him (he stopped when I scolded him). We took him into the other pasture to trim his feet, but he could still see his buddies eating without him. Every time the farrier finished with a foot he tried to walk off, and looked annoyed when we stopped him. By the time the farrier was halfway through, he was trying to walk off even with one foot held captive!

I didn't get to spend much time with him afterward, because my farrier proceeded to talk my ear off. Even so, it was good to get at least a little time with Panama. It's supposed to be even warmer tomorrow afternoon so I'll try to get out there again then, and hopefully even ride!



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