This week has felt like groundhog day since I’ve done the same thing over and over again. I put halters on, I take halters off, and repeat. Whenever we have horses seeing the farrier, the vet, the dentist, etc. I always put their halters on when feeding them in the morning. When they are done with whatever activity was planned for them I take their halters off. It makes it easier for me to catch them if one of the horses whinnies out, “vet” and causes the other horses to scatter and decide they don’t want to be caught. It is also a way for me to keep track of which horses have been attended to or need to be seen.

This week has been busy as we’ve had a day with our farriers, a day with the dentist and also a day with the vet. We vaccinated half the horses this week and have an appointment to vaccinate the other half next week. A summary of my week would look something like this;

– sit down at my desk and make a list of what horses will be seeing the vet/farrier/dentist

– in the morning put halters on these horses

– take halters off when the horses have had their scheduled appointment

– sit down and make another list of which horses will be seeing the vet/farrier/dentist

– in the morning put halters on these horses

– take halters off when the horses have had their scheduled appointment

– keep repeating the above

The next item that will be added to the schedule is body clipping. Halters will be going on and off and on and off at warp speed for awhile.

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Romeo, Gus, Gibson and Flyerimg_0217-800x579

Silver, Cocomo, Lofty, Asterik, George and Donneur wondering why they have their halters on yet againimg_0247-800x600

Ripley, Walon and Wilsonimg_0246-800x600

Baby, Homer and Kingimg_0228-800x600

Sabrina, Bonnie and Sparky with halters on, waiting for the farrierimg_0223-800x600

Lofty and Gus
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Charlotte, Calimba and MyLightimg_0125-800x600

Toledo and Rohoimg_0102-800x600

Duesy and Merlinimg_0087-800x600

Rubrico and Rockyimg_0023-800x600

Miel, Mick and Lightyimg_0104-800x600

Flyer, Lotus and Romeoimg_0098-800x600