That's mine and Gunner's feet when I went out to feed this morning.....I know he needs his feet done, but we have been waiting for his leg to heal more before putting the extra stress on him. His leg is healing very well, and he is not lame at all on it, so Terry is planning on pulling his shoes and trimming him this weekend.
Sonny and Mr.T eating breakfast this morning in their run in shelter....Sonny is the one looking over his shoulder. He decided he didn't like the camera flash at all, and he kept an eye on me while eating. So, I decided to take picture after picture until he settled down. I would take a picture and he would snort, turn and run out of the shelter, then walk back in and eat. We repeated this about 10 times until he finally didn't spook any more. He will be 16 this spring, and is a joy to ride. He is sometimes a little nervous around new things on the ground, but once you put that halter on him, he is a completely different horse. He is very willing, responsive, and you can take him anywhere and ride him with no problems. My daughter has shown him in 4-H, team penning, rode him in parades, you can rope off him, anything. He has never ever bucked, kicked, or been disrespectful in any way, but we just know his little quirks and how to handle him.
Here he has turned sideways while eating to keep an eye on me since I had the camera, normally he could care less if I was literally hanging off of him while eating, but that's Sonny for ya, though........Notice Mr. T never even looked up the whole time....that's how he is, nothing bothers him...wonderful horse.. :^)
I also dumped everyone's water this morning, and cleaned the troughs out. It had been awhile and they were pretty yucky, so it took me a good 1 1/2 hours to dump, clean, and refill them all up. I snapped some pictures of the mules while I was waiting for their water to fill. This is Billy getting a drink, while John Boy watches the new mules who were turned out in the riding arena this morning.......
Here, he is seriously thinking about pulling the water hose out of the trough, so I have to watch and make sure he doesn't....there's nothing worse than thinking the water is full only to go back and see that they have pulled the hose out and it is all on the ground...ugh!
Here is a picture of my garlic poking up through the snow.....this is my first time growing garlic, so I hope it makes it through the winter, and I have nice, big bulbs of garlic about May or June.......
Have a great day everyone!