Hubby and I went up to visit the horses yesterday. They are all happy. The ferrier is coming later this month and I needed to work with Cali, so off I went, armed with my handy stick. After watching a Clinton Anderson DVD and listening to him talk about "no-no spots" (i.e. spots that your horse may NOT like the handy stick), I decided to use Cali as my test subject! (Hehehehehe!) She was very good and stood still while I rubbed her all over. No no-no spots on her! I went up and down those little mustang legs and she was fine. (Sunni was watching the whole time.) And, I even lifted up her front two feet with no problem. BUT, once again, she moved off when I went for her back ones. Not as much as she has previous done, but I need her to stand still! UNFORTUNATELY, we're leaving Saturday for our June vacation ... going to Yosemite and then South Lake Tahoe, so I'll only have two days when we return to work her again. I must say, however, she was much better. She did NOT like me bouncing up and down with my keys in my pockets, so she'll get another dose of that also! Then it was Sunni's turn. With him, I just say, 'Up" and he lifted each of his feet. I like to wear my little apron when I apply the Thrush Buster! He got a dose of Thrush Buster on each foot, since he has a tendency to get thrush. I cleaned out each one and he was a perfect gentleman! (Big goofball, if you ask me!) It was a gorgeous afternoon up at the ranch...a little breeze, long afternoon shadows, a chill to the air (last night was 46 degrees up there). South Lake Tahoe right now is 36 degrees each night. WHAT is with this weather? Here in the desert, it is in the mid-80's in MID-June! In the 30+ years I've lived in the desert, I don't EVER remember a mid-June with 80 degree temps. But, then, I didn't remember a May that had days over 100! Crazy weather!
I hope to be posting from the road. Hubby wants to stop at both the Ridgecrest BLM corrals AND the Litchfield ones, so I'll take pics of the mustangs at both of these places. Enjoy your weekend and your horses and give them a hug.