2012-08-04

Muddied up!

It's been rain, more rain and...yes you guessed more rain. I'm starting to consider that maybe we should start a mudslide venture on the farm at this rate. Today we caught one of the Wild Bunch. Little Spiritus was quite a happy little guy..unlike his stroppy mate The Tempest who in typical grumpy little horse fashion told the lot of us to take a hike.

 This little guy needed some serious attention. He was completely covered in really horrible dried mud and his hooves are in fairly bad condition. Our farrier will be coming out hopefully in the next couple of days or so to sort him and the others out. Hooves need to be trimmed at least every six weeks or so. It's so wet right now nowhere on the farm is dry which makes things a bit hard to try keep the horses clean.


The girls gave me a hand to try to clean the poor little guy up a bit. Once we get his hooves sorted out he should be a lot happier. He's quite lame in the hindquarters, which has concerned me quite a bit.


 Ranger is NOT impressed at all by the arrival of two tiny little horses that are even smaller than he is. He's been chasing them both around and being a bully. The old man has started to put him in his place about that one! But oh what the heck he's still a cute little fella - even if like the others here is very muddy and dirty.


The Tempest is living up to his rather aptly given name. He is not very friendly and doesn't want to be caught. Not by anyone. He's a stunning little horse. Tomorrow we are going to catch him and clean him up as well.

 I had to cut the huge knots out of Spiritus mane normally I'd comb them out using a detangler but his mane was so muddy and knotty in the end the scissors had to be used. I've trimmed his tail as well which is a lot straighter! Well that's me for another post. No doubt more madness will turn up tomorrow or the next day. Until then...Have fun folks

2 comments:

  1. He is a cute fellow isn't he? Hope the lameness in the hind legs is owing to nothing sinister.

    So glad to be back and visit your blog again Liz. Hope all has been well. Work and life in general had prevented me from blogging, but it's really emotional to return to blogging, and meet wonderful friends again, like yourself.

    Hope all has been well at the farm. Very saddened to learn about poor Sasquatch. Hope he is at peace across the rainbow bridge with Yowie. One day we shall all reunite..

    Glad to learn that Emerald, Dream and the rest of the adorable animal at the farm have been keeping you company!

    Much love and hugs to all :)

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  2. Hi Omer!

    Oh it is so wonderful to see you back. We've missed you a lot. Too quiet without you on the blogs.

    The little fella is very cute. Sadly has a congenital condition called Stifle lock. We can correct it with the right therapy and a lot of time. He needs to lose a lot of weight as well so he can walk better. Once we have his feet trimmed properly by our farrier then we can start his therapy from there.

    Yes the loss of Sasquatch only a year after Yowie was very devastating. I'm still not really over his death but had to move on. We miss hima and Yowie very very much. Very much part of our family and us. One day we will meet them again.

    Emerald has taken to being the boss of the house now. She rules the sofa and Inaya's bed.LOL Emerald has been a traitor cat and has taken to hiding under Inaya's bed as a new place to claw her sister. We've lost all of our chickens sadly. Simon unfortunately is to blame for that. He killed most of them including our little Maggie May. But Simon is still here and he is a lot better these days with other animals.

    Much love and hugs sent back to you too.

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