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Farrier training 101

Half the herd was trimmed today, the difficult half. Very frequently our new arrivals have been through experiences that do not make standing for a farrier fun or they simply haven’t had the proper training. Once again Kasie proves why she’s our excellent choice to keep our herd on the proper footing.

Niache started us out because she loves her Kasie! She ground ties beautifully. Shady and Cinnamon came next to get that pasture completed. No issues found with these three. We missed the picture of Cinnamon.

Next came Penny because we knew she would be difficult but easier than her brother. She only required a little work before she was ready to stand with the lead in a back pocket for all four feet.

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Lady and Blue were up next with a check in for Nick.

Lady is definitely thrush free! Apparently her new location is a plus. She is a lot shorter in the toes and was daintily walking back to her pasture.

Blue had a small bit of thrush in one hoof but stood great. Considering that he didn’t want to be touched at all upon arrival we think he has finally realized he is safe.

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Nick has an ugly absess he’s working through and did not get trimmed.

Last but definitely not least Hiawasse was up. He wanted to dance instead of trim his hooves. Finally after some discussion he learned that Kasie wasn’t going to hurt him either and cooperated.

We do work with the horses on picking up their feet but it’s not nearly the same as having all of the equipment and an extra person about. We’re happy to have found a partner who is willing to help us make the horses better citizens while taking good care of their feet.

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Vet Visit

Dr. Myran visited us this morning to ensure everyone was current on their vaccinations and Coggins. He also checked out our new arrivals and gave us some good and so so news.

Cheyenne is doing so well that she is able to go back into rotation with light exercise.

Sebastian is cleared for same light exercise once his topline fills just a slight amount more.

Blue and Lady are as we all expected and just need some groceries. They have determined that Nick is their buddy and love the back pasture.

Dr. Myran suggests that Avery, Hiawasse, and Penny are all at least 20 years old and Moses is around 18. Penny’s leg wound and Hiawasse’s eyes will have to be watched for cancer growth as they are both prone. Moses is clear for exercise with proper padding and saddle fit, we just have to ensure he does not drain from his old withers injury.

All of our new residents need some additional groceries but otherwise seem to be in good health. Fly masks will be fun trying to keep on these guys since quite a few are having allergy / conjunctivitis reactions. Let the scavenger hunts begin!

 

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Noreaster Lady

Noreaster Lady is a 2003 Standardbred mare with 9AB39 freeze brand. She was sent to Moore’s auction where she was bailed by the Standardbred Retirement Foundation and placed in quarantine. Unfortunately there isn’t a lot of history when they arrive via auction.

Lady has a home with an approved adopter in Savannah as soon as she is cleared to go. She is 15.3h and has scarring from pin firing in the past. Lady currently has thrush in at least two of her feet and needs a few more pounds.

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Blue and Lady have arrived

Blue Falcon has been on our inbound list for the past month while he’s been in quarantine. Noreaster Lady was a recent addition to the shipping list and will be moving to her adopted home as soon as we clear her.

Because we also had a large storm posting has been delayed and we weren’t able to do a proper intake yet. Hopefully we’ll be able to take care of that in the morning.

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