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Halters On, Halters Off

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 Flyer

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Silver, Cocomo, Lofty, Asterik, George and Donneur wondering why they have their halters on yet again

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Ripley, Walon and Wilson

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Baby, Homer and King

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Sabrina, Bonnie and Sparky with halters on, waiting for the farrier

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Lofty and Gus

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Charlotte, Calimba and MyLight

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Toledo and Roho

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Duesy and Merlin

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Rubrico and Rocky

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Miel, Mick and Lighty

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Flyer, Lotus and Romeo

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