Monday, November 26, 2012

The Winter Package

When the farrier arrived on Friday, he asked, "What's on today's schedule."

My reply was, "A bunch of trims, and maybe shoes. But I haven't decided on the shoes yet, so lets start with anyone besides Secret."

Geoff has been my farrier for years, and he and his wife are always great about answering my questions, or waiting while I'm indecisive. Usually, I pull shoes for the winter and don't work my horses much, just some fun rides.

We did three trims, and there was Secret, blocking the gate to the field so I had to pull her in next. It seems odd she was blocking the gate, she hates the farrier (well, not Geoff in particular, but the process of having her feet done).

Decision time. I had him put the winter package on. Shoes all the way around, pads, and studs. We're ready for the snow.

I've been having a really hard time getting motivated about dressage this fall. Even when we were at Tri-State showing in July, I wasn't that into it. And we all know how Secret felt about that horse show...

So, new plan, I'm taking her to a competitive trail ride in the spring and will let her have a try at that. With the shoes on, I can keep conditioning her through the winter, and we'll see how it goes in the spring.

She not quite as excited about her new kicks as I am...

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