Oh Christmas Tree!
First off, I'm NOT a huge Christmas fan. I like getting together with family and what not, but I think Christmas presents, the pressure, etc takes away from the holiday. I LOVE Thanksgiving and Easter the best personally. Family gathering, no pressure, not a whole lot of travel, etc. This Christmas, we will celebrate it 4 different times. 4 times the fun? Not really. ;)
But..that being said, I'm not a Scrooge either. I do love our family, the dinners, etc and the decorating.
Our little Home Depot tree-REAL-thank you!
She smells great and has a nice body to her with not a lot of height which I wanted.
Here are some of my horse ornaments!
This beautiful white horse reminds me of Gem Twist
Who can resit a Ropin' Frosty?
A rearing wooden Palomino
My new ornament that I got at the Horse Expo...who does this handsome TB look like?!
Love a draft!
Everyone loves a Donkey and Eeyore too!
This one is from my Childhood, so it's pretty old (not TOO old!) and the horse's mane is rabbit fur..I used to love to rub it when I was little
Today was barefoot trim. Laz had 6 or 7 weeks since the last trim.
I decided to yank his blanket to allow him a chance to roll if he wanted (he didn't) and to free lunge him.
Look at how long his tail is getting! Hoorah! Gogo, watch out! ;) Haha, yea right
The snow was plush and so beautiful as it glittered in the bright sun. Still COLD though..I think it was 24 today? I didn't check..I didn't want to know but it was bearable actually and the sun was sooooooo great!
So free lunging got boring so I decide to run and play and have Laz run and play with me. He did a whole lot of this while I ran around him. I beat him twice around the round pen. Not a very fast OTTB today ;)
But sweet and kissable for sure. I threw his blanket back on as our trimmer pulled up.
Today, he took some clippers to the right hind foot....ugh.
I kept saying, "Oh god." and "how do you know it won't just start gushing blood?!"
Cliff is very patient with me and said come Spring he can show me how to do some rasping myself and will come and check on me so I learn by doing. How cool!!! (and scary) but cool! I would love to know more about the feet and I'm a visual learner, so a hand's on approach may be the trick, along with other aids of course.
Anyway, the clipping exposed some thrush that had been hiding inside. Cliff said the cold should kill it. I'll keep an eye on it and if it seems to stay, I'll bust out the White Lightening and finally give that a try. Seems I need a soaking boot for that??
Look at this poor, poor hoof. So stretched and thick and bulbous and ugly.
Reminds me of my YiaYia's (grandma) toenail that as a child was stuck by a porcupine's quill in Greece and never grew back the same. Thick and lumpy. Could Laz have the same?
I hope it comes back normal. Cliff said his growth at the top looks good.
His other rear is looking so great and normal. Both feet had laminitis in it but the right rear was the worse of the two. I just hope we are still progressing. Laz continues to walk the same and trot the same so that has to be a good sign? Seeing his hoof is just an everyday reminder that we are not out of the woods yet...on our way but slowly. Barefoot trimming started end of March 2010.