I treated the "Bigs" to a day at the spa, yesterday.
The weather was balmy...in the low 30's.
More snow is expected today and later this week,
making yesterday the best day for a little routine maintenance.
Moonbeam and Donnie were groomed, with lots of attention
paid to mane and tail.
Then the farrier came and trimmed and cleaned up their hooves.
I was tempted to use a little toenail polish....
but they were having nothing to do with that!
Getting them to stand still for a picture
was hard enough.
Both of these boys have the sweetest dispositions
and love being fussed over.
Very often when I groom them, they groom me back in return...
a phenomenon amongst horses known as mutual grooming.
I guess that means they view me as just one of the herd.
I have a farrier trim the hooves of the Bigs,
but the Littles I do myself.
Rasping their hooves with a file every few weeks keeps
their feet in great shape.
I wish I could say that working on the Littles is easier than the bigs,
since they are so much smaller.
But, that is not the case.
In their case..."it takes a village!"
These little guys are so feisty and not so well mannered.
We need to work on that a bit, for sure!