Monday, February 25, 2008

Isn't this just the cutest face? I had my own personal photographer for a while yesterday. My friend Laura came down and we both rode a bit. It was fun but the weather could have been better. Note Tonka's funny looking clipped brand. It wasn't visible at all before I clipped him, and he's going to meet the brand inspector on Saturday.

Here's a pretty side pass shot. Ignore my bad form, look at my good horse!

4 comments:

nikki said...

Your horses are so photogenic! Do you have to have the brand area shaved for the brand inspector? Ours is comin out on the 5th. It has been so long since they have come out I don't remember what all they do and we have never had horses with brands...

Andrea said...

If it shows up well I wouldn't worry about it. Tonka's is faint and kind of sketchy, like they didn't hold it on long enough maybe? You can only see it as kind of an irregularity in the hair when he's all fuzzy. So I figured I'd clip it. I don't know if I really HAD to, but I'm getting a lifetime inspection done, and I want to make sure it's visible in the picture in case of theft or loss, etc.

Christy said...

Good thinking Andrea. Henry had his inspected at the adoption. Am I required to get it done again?

Andrea said...

Christy,
If he's going to cross state lines you have to have a current brand inspection. I don't think you have to have a current one all the time otherwise though. For me it makes sense to have a lifetime brand, since I live about 4 miles from the state line. And in Idaho it's cheap. Washington is expensive!