Wednesday, February 24, 2010

February 23, 2010

The forecast for today in Central TX was cold and 2" of snow. It started as light rain mixed with sleet around 7:00 a.m. Gary headed over to visit LBR around 8:00 a.m. and it had turned over to all sleet.

The farrier was coming to the stables and it was time for LBR to get a trim and have his shoes (front only) reset.

When Gary got to his paddock, LBR absolutely refused to lead out of the shelter. The longer he refused, the harder the sleet began to fall. Finally, enticed with treats and carrots Gary was able to lead him to the stables.

Gary rinsed off LBR's feet (it's still a bit muddy in his paddock) and groomed him before the farrier arrived. LBR stood well for the farrier with only one "slip" off of the hoof stand.

After the trim, Gary put LBR's cooler blanket (Irish knit) on him because he was a bit damp and it was cold. LBR stood perfectly for the blanket going on.

Gary led LBR back to his paddock with the blanket on and fed him treats in his shelter. Gary then took the blanket off.

The pictures are LBR in his paddock when he was wearing his cooler sheet and our backyard at the house when the snow was falling.

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