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  1. Signs of spring?

    Wow, that's so pretty!
  2. Signs of spring?

    There was a dusting of snow on the ground this morning, but the air has that feel like it is THINKING about warming up. Might have to bail out on work early and try getting a ride in.
  3. The Front Porch

    I've heard of cart goats, but not really pack goats, although it makes sense. How neat! Did she just take to it, or did you have to do a lot of training with her?
  4. Signs of spring?

    Urg, well a happy spring to you both! It MIGHT break 40 here tomorrow.
  5. Signs of spring?

    Who else has been seeing signs of spring on the first day of spring? We were supposed to get more snow this morning but fortunately it went and bothered someone else. The past week the horses have been shedding, even the ones that are slow to start. Little bits of greenery are cropping up, the lilac bushes are looking serious about budding out, and my hens are ramping up their laying.
  6. Lopsided Hoof

    Yeah she has some very light cracks in her fronts, they are growing out fortunately. Looking back, the aren't obvious because it was so dry, but they were there. I do think I need to bevel her feet better though.

    Had a great leftover corned beef sandwich with thick cheddar slices on it for lunch today. ;D
  8. Lopsided Hoof

    Here's the right fore again. As with the other front, I think there's been some changes in it since that one I posted most recently. I realized after the fact that I wasn't completely square to the sole on the first (top) pic. Here's my question though, if her heels are too short/should't be touched anymore, how do I get rid of those super deep grooves on either side of the frog? Just carve away with the hoof knife? It seems like would cause different problems. It bothers me that her toes are so snubbed in the front too, her sole is touching the ground completely even while the quarters are splayed out on the lateral side as in the other front foot. Fortunately the ground is quite soft for spring and with all the mud we're not doing a lot of riding, so she should get some more hoof in if I did go too far with trimming.
  9. Lopsided Hoof

    Ok got out on Sunday and took some better pics, despite all the mud. I'm glad I did because even those few days changed her feet quite a bit, each hoof was more concave, and I was able to treat her feet for thrush by packing soaked cotton balls around her frog. Man I hate how that stuff smells! What I'm seeing is her frog has widened a bit from the winter pics and while has super deep groves to either side it is a BIT better. Her bars aren't so ridiculously pulled forward and flopped over anymore. Her walls on the lateral quarter is still stretched, and that's where I get tripped up over myself. It seems counter intuitive to go in at an angle and rasp that away, it FEELS like will make that side even wider. Or is it that if I get rid of it, the tighter hoof will be waiting there and actually bring that wall back closer to the center? (will post other hooves as I get them sorted out)
  10. The Front Porch

    WOW Queen BAW, I can't even imagine being a kid and having that kind of attitude around horses! I would have been polishing the horse's hooves just for the chance of being near them, never mind getting rides! Sounds like you're been exceedingly patient and haven't exactly been rewarded for it. Maybe one day she'll mature a bit and give you a real apology, it doesn't sound like she even believes she did anything wrong. That's a comfy looking saddle!
  11. What color would look good on this dun paint?

    A strong mint/aquamarine could do very nice on him. A good way to test it would be to get 1 square foot of fabric in the color you want to try in cotton. Just drape it over him and take a picture to look at later and see what stands out. Then if you're crafty, you can make a small bag out of the fabric to put grooming stuff or treats in. ;)
  12. Has anyone not been sexually harassed?

    Was I talking about you? If you're feeling guilty for that, maybe there's a reason. Didn't realize NOT judging women on how they dress is er, being judgemental.
  13. Lopsided Hoof

    Oof. Well fortunately I stopped when I did, and wasn't planning on going any further with the heels. I did message Missy again, thanks for the reminder.
  14. Has anyone not been sexually harassed?

    And THAT is also what I've seen on this thread, LC, not one single person has said "oh well, it's ok if a woman assaults a man" or "in certain cases, a man has it coming". Can't say the reverse of that is true by a couple people here.
  15. Has anyone not been sexually harassed?

    You know, I would take your "being offended" more seriously if I didn't see you pulling that false offended feelings earlier in this thread.