Monday, December 8, 2008

A Real Good Day!

Glaciers feet were not as bad as I'd feared! Her toes were long, but her heels weren't, her sole is soft, but her hoof is hard. Her legs are in good shape too- a few minor, and older, splints, low down on the inside. She's thin and she has no muscle, but her body score wouldn't be bad. All and all a very good report. Vet coming on Thursday to check her teeth.

And on this weeks website was a great article on feeding an older neglected horse- just up my alley! To check it out you can go to MySpace-Mtzhorsewomanprez.

This is my cutie-patootie horseshoer- Kevin A. Not only is he a real nice guy- he has a New Zealand accent- G'day Mate and all of that! He's a great horseshoer too! Too bad he has a sweet girlfriend- we'd all be fighting over him!

It was cold today too- at least by CALIFORNIA standards. Last week- 75 degrees. Today it was 48 degrees. Brrr! Too swift a change for me, my blood is still real thin! We bundled up TLC and drug him along (of course! they kinda of frown on leaving babies home alone at this age-). He loved it! His little nose got kinda red, but he smiled at Kevin and cooed at me, and wanted to touch 'his' pony!
Then The Best Neighbor in the Whole World came over and brought us a kids saddle ! Whoopee!~
Now Lil Mama can make a sheckle or two giving riding lessons. Boy It was a super duper day for us!
Hope all of you had good days too!
It's only 17 more days until Christmas!


Mikey said...

That last pic is too perfect! What great faces! Totally made me smile. Glacier looks great, those feet cleaned up nice. So nice of you to picture your farrier too, I bet he's a treat. You have such great people and animals in your life!

The Wife said...

Well, I wish I lived closer to CA and could get Kevin over to shoe my horses!

Glad you had a great day! Yeah, Christmas is just around the corner!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

Those hoofers look so much better. I'm glad there's no damage to report. 48 is cold for California. When we moved from California to Nevada 20 years ago, we became acclimated to the cold. But when relatives from California visited us, they'd wear multiple layers and insist that we were neglecting our children by not making them wear jackets. It felt hot to us without the jackets.

Lil Mama said...

Poor TLC. He looks like a little piggy in that picture. Next time you have to get a picture of Kevin's good side... MMM

OneCowgirl said...

I want to see the topiary elephant!!

Megryansmom said...

Hi! Thanks for stopping by amd playing Reindeer Games

The W.O.W. factor said...

What a cutie pie! ..erm..of TLC of course! The upper guy is too but don't tell my Cowboy I said that. hehe
Thank you for your thoughtful words today Vaquerogirl.
Have a wonderful Christmas!

PS..I agree,48 is Brrr in my book too! Even up here where it is in the teens at nite, I wish for warmer climates in the winter :(

{i}Post said...

Our ferrier was about difficult to get a hold phone, no car, etc. Now we have a local "cowboy" come take care of our boys.

Vodka Mom said...

how adorable!! I want to come over for a ride! Although my ass will NOT fit in the kiddie saddle.

Pony Girl said...

That is so great, the story of Glacier coming back to your family! What pretty markings! A farrier with a NZ accent~ you are lucky! :)