Keeping consistent with my recently decided goal of staying positive all winter, I have been trying to make something good out of something that we might normally complain about this time of year. We were recently (I can’t quite call it blessed), um, subjected? To an abnormal amount of precipitation in the form of SNOW over the last two weeks. We got about a foot and a half over night last week, on top of the few inches we already had. It made for quite a bit of snow!
My favorite thing about snow aside from the sparkly light it reflects when the sun is shining on it, is the ponies’ snow feet. Clean, smooth, beautiful. You can see every imperfection, every bruise, every blemish. Not only that, but the hoof knife slides through like butter and one rasp will last three horses all winter! Ca-Ching, baby!
I took Replika out after the first snowfall, and set up to trim her feet. I hadn’t touched her since pulling her boots after the 75 at over Halloween weekend, and she was in need of a trim!
Left front. Very over grown bars, lots of hoof wall! Luckily she doesn’t get too distorted when left alone for a month or so, but there was still quite a bit to trim!
Enjoy that snow!
~ Amanda Washington