Thursday, August 19, 2010
When I went out to feed this morning, Tonka's eye was totally fine. Who knows what these horses do when we're not looking... I'm guessing either a sting of some sort or he bumped his eye. I'm very glad it got better so quick. I've dealt with a few eye issues before (in five different horses if my count is right) and I've become pretty good at medicating them, but I'd rather not if I don't have to.
Other than that, on the horsey front, all I have to report is that Bella had a pedicure today. This is the toughest time of year for hoof trimming. Their hooves are so hard. They're also starting to exfoliate a lot of dead sole and it's a lot of work to help it out of there, plus they seem to be a bit tender on their bare soles for a few days if you try to take them out of the dirt and down the road. Luckily Bella doesn't have any work scheduled in her near future. Although it is tempting to have her and Scout take turns on the ponying trips out to the mountains.
This post at the 7MSNRanch made me think of a picture I took a couple years ago, so I thought I'd share it. Scout is such a funny guy.
Speaking of Scout, there's a 2 year old on Craigslist that I suspect might be his brother. This link will only be active until he sells, of course, but check him out. It doesn't say he's a mustang, but the age is right and he sure looks like he could be related.
And speaking of Craigslist, there's a wonderful donkey on there right now who is really torturing me. Liam wants a donkey bad after meeting Peaches, and of course I've wanted one for a long, long time. Liam was counting change this afternoon for a good hour, but didn't come up with even a quarter of the purchase price. He also made many promises about the care he'd give to his donkey. It is extremely tempting... I really need to quit looking at Craigslist.