a first for Hope

Our farrier appointments are scheduled every six weeks, before he leaves our place. Like clockwork. He is a good farrier and therefore a busy man. He has more work then wanted. It's hard to get on his schedule otherwise.

All horses get trimmed, in random order. This post baby visit, Cierra got trimmed at the usual spot. At the front of the barn, closest to his truck. Once again, she didn't mind being away from her baby. Hope on the other hand did mind and let us all know she felt left behind.

8 secs

I tried to calm Hope down, and it worked. Not a peep once I started scratching her.

14 secs

It was Hope's turn for a trim.

first trim at 10 weeks

being a big girl

picking hooves
(17 secs)

rasping after a trim
(9 secs)

Hope got her front feet trimmed. We didn't even try the back. She will also have them trimmed next visit. We need to do more work with holding her back legs up, so she won't resist and can figure out her balance.

Hope was such a good girl!


Shirley said...

Cute whinny!
You both are doing a good job with her.
I find that foals are usually better with their back feet than their fronts. It's a bigger deal to them to take away their front feet because that's where most of their balance/weight is. You might find the back feet are easy. Hold by the toe for a few seconds, every time you handle her.

Linda said...

She did so well !! I don’t remember Epona being that easy!! Bravo!!

Val Ewing said...

Good job Hope! Our farrier likes it when trimming is as boring as watching paint dry.

I had a lot of work to do with Sundance and her feet, but now -- years later she is very ho hum about it!

Far Side of Fifty said...

She is a smart little thing so she will get it...fun to hear her on the video:)

Lori Skoog said...

What a sweet foal! And your barn is gorgeous!!!

Sherry Sikstrom said...

Oh! She is lovely! and what a good girl!