A lot of changes are ahead of Rodeo and I! We are moving back up to West Virginia in a few weeks. Rodeo is going to be at a place that has two other horses, 10acres that they are working on clearing out and making some trails through. It has a 2 stall barn, a nice run in shed, and so much more room for him to run around and be happy in! There are also tons and tons of trails around! The woman that owns the place goes and trail rides everyday, she trailers around to local trails, rides to them, ect, ect. Only thing is they are TWH, so Rodeo is going to have to keep in good shape to keep up! But I am so excited about this move! The pregnancy is not making things easier, but with me being only 9wks, its not too much of a hassle to be moving yet. The only bummer will be not being able to ride Rodeo as much as I want, but we'll see how that goes. Stay tuned!
The farrier came out today! Rodeo needed a trim pretty bad! I decided to just shoe the fronts again, and go ahead and shoe all four next trim. Rodeo was doing so great! I was really happy with how well he was doing, I was expecting him to be awful since I hadnt done much with him in quite some time, but he was a good boy until....Until the farrier started to nail the first shoe on, he ended up getting Rodeo pretty bad with 2 of the nails, the posterior ones aka outside nails. He immediantly started taking the shoe off, Rodeo reared up a little bit, nothing too crazy, more like popping up a few times. Once he got the shoe off, the blood came out pretty good. The farrier put some badadine (spelling?) on his hoof, and the bleeding stopped. He said the way Rodeo's feet are growing is making the hoof wall really thin everywhere except the toe. And thats why he knicked him with the nails, he put the nails as low as he could, and still got him. He said Rodeo will probably be lame for a few days, but after that he should be fine. He said no shoes for a little while, and was so bummed, he didnt even charge me! Woohoo! He did suggest trimming a lot more, hes setting me up with a local farrier just for the trims, told me to get a supplement for stronger, and thicker hooves as well. He sent me an email a few hours later suggesting to try a plaster mold on his feet, and then nailing his shoes onto that, he said Rodeo's feet could grow normal, and strart to grow normal again as well! So it was an interesting day for sure! I took a look at his brand as well, white hair has officially started growing in the brand! Yayy!! Stay tuned for how Rodeo's foot heals up!
Finally broke down and bought a new camera today! Ive been needing one for quite some time, just didnt want to spend the money, well enough is enough! I went out and bought one today and of course had to go out to take photos of Rodeo. The weather has been nothing but rain lately, so Rodeo and his pasture is a mess, but I took some anyway! Of course Rodeo was ready to show off a good bit :D
Took Rodeo out back for a lunge, hes been crazy full of energy! So our working him everyday starts today! He was full of it, just as I thought. Did a lot of cantering, trotting, and quite a bit of changing directions, as well as transitions! He looked great! Especially once I got his crazy out! Im really happy with how he looks right now, we're def in the right direction! I do believe by the time summer comes around, he'll be looking like the photo on the top of the page again! Granted, I can keep up and do everything I want to, while being pregnant of course. So please, if you have any tips, or ideas on things we can do in hand, since I cant ride, please please please let me know! Anwyays, here are some photos of Rodeo after the day was done.
Took some photos of Rodeo today! As many of you know, we have been regaining Rodeo's weight that he has lost in the past few months. Hes getting 8lbs of Omolene 200, 3lbs of Alfalfa Cubes, and 20-25lbs of hay per day. Anyways, here are some photos, his brand is looking great as well!