Yesterday afternoon I decided to tackle hoof trimming
for Gracie and the girls.
Actually Hubbs and I had done Gracie about a week ago.
At the time, the girls were having nothing to do with that idea
and ran whenever we tried to catch them.
Yesterday, for some strange reason,
Hope just stood still as I walked up to her and put a halter on her head.
I only wish I had pictures (or even better...video) of the whole procedure,
but since I was alone and equipped with only two hands,
I had to forgo using the camera.
I ended up standing on the lead rope with one foot,
while straddling Hope's middle with my legs.
Bending over I picked up each hoof...
one at a time and trimmed off the new growth.
This procedure was not without it's trials and tribulations...
as Hope tried her best to escape from me several time.
When finished, I repeated the procedure with Faith.
By the time I was done my jeans and shirt were muddy,
and my arms were covered in mud and sheep poo...
up to my elbows.
Next time I will set my camera on a tripod and video...
but this time, you are just going to have to take my word for it....
We were successful...and I have the stains to prove it!
After hoof trimming was finished,
I rewarded the girls with a treat of Ritz Crackers...
And the craziness of hoof trimming was immediately forgotten!
I was wondering if you might help me out.
Writing a blog every day for this many years can prove to be challenging.
The writing is easy... the ideas are sometimes difficult.
So....if there is something that you would like to know more about...
any questions, etc. that I might answer....
could you leave me a comment...
Questions always give me fuel for a blog post.
You're the best!