Barefoot, Week 2

Barefoot…

So no dramatic changes…yeah!!!!  Are they moving well, yes!  Are they comfortable, yes!  Are their feet holding up, yes!  Fred and Lance have had a bit of chipping and that will continue till the foot grows out past the nail holes.  The bit of trimming and rasping needed is easy to do and is now on the daily hoof care list at tack up time.  I am very happy with the whole process.

There has been no transition from shod to barefoot for any of them.  It’s because of the great shape their feet were in before pulling their shoes.  As Dan (Dan Sullivan, my farrier extraordinaire) has alway told me “It’s all about the trim.  A good trim makes and keeps a good foot”.  Thank you Dan, thank you!!!

The weekend was very busy.  Summer chores and mowing, mowing, mowing.  Finding a sweet spot in the week where the rain has stopped and the puddles are not so deep that we can get out on the mower is a challenge.  So Saturday was the mowing window and I took advantage of it.  Finished my book!!! 🙂  I love Audible and mowing!!  “Cooked” by by Micheal Pollan, a wonderful read about the science and history of cooking with fire, water, earth and air.  So much information and very thoughtful.  I’ll read this one again.

Fridays are Amma Days…

Mack, checking out the bird feeder.

Mack, checking out the bird feeder.

"Shhhh, birds are coming for a treat"  (Mack loves his Angry Bird shirt!!)

“Shhhh, birds are coming for a treat” (Mack loves his Angry Bird shirt!!)

"Papa's home!!!!"  "Ok...let's trim this tree?"

“Papa’s home!!!!” “Ok…let’s trim this tree?”

Today is Pilates at Refresh this morning and then a full day in the arena :).  I love my job!!

V

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