Saturday, October 10, 2009

Beau's Jammies

The farrier was out today to trim a couple of the horses. Honey has a crack in the middle of her front hoof that goes almost from the coronet band to the toe and is all the way through the hoof wall. She'll be wearing front shoes for the next year to keep it from splitting.

I had him take a peek at Beau. The shoes are on solid, which is good news, and there was some frog growth, also good news. It's not time to reset the shoes yet, though. There IS a minute amount of thicker, healthy growth at the coronet band, which is GREAT news. We'll continue to monitor his feet every 4 weeks or so, unless he throws a shoe.

While we were working on the horses, I noticed that Beau was shivering. It's about 35 degrees outside with a breeze out of the north. Since the open side of the barn faces north, Beau doesn't really have a way to get away from it. So I dug out a blanket that fit my daughter's old granny arab mare and put it on him.

ROFLMAO!!! Poor guy looks like someone put a gunnysack on cat! He looked embarrassed, but at least it will help keep him warm. He has weight, but FAT insulation. I have another blanket that might fit better, but it doesn't have a front opening - it would have to go on over his head.


8 comments:

mrscravitz said...

I don't think Beau will mind. Warmth is the key. He looks cute anyway!

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart for all you are doing....Beau looks so content..

Katharine Swan said...

Is Beau pretty small then? I have a little Arab cross, so I know how hard it can be to find blankets and other things that fit a small horse!

Alee said...

OH my gosh- if you think that is bad you should see the blanket I had to buy for my Arab 2 year old filly because of a 10 degree cold snap! 72 inches was the only thing this town carries and it looks like she is wearing Mommy's clothes! LOL

ktibb said...

Looking a little silly is much better than shivering!! How did the cubes turne "out"? ;o)

Karen V said...

I'll check for "processed" cubes tomorrow.

Jess said...

Ahhh! I came across a blanket without an opening in the front a and thought it was the weirdest thing. I also have a rescue arab gelding I'm trying to find a blanket for. Feel free to check out his blog and picture page!

http://frombonestobeauty.blogspot.com

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9594162@N02/sets/72157622205709944/\

PS- I love love love your blog. Beau is freakin' adorable!

Karen V said...

Jess - I LOVE Bones! He looks amazing!