Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Vet day

Had the vet come out yesterday to give shots and do coggins on our horses. All went pretty good until it was Kryptonite's turn. The most laid back horse on our place turned into wild man when they gave him his first shot. I wasn't there at the time, but the vet said, "yeah he's laid back, laid back on his houches." Evidently we have found the 1 thing that Krypt does not like-shots. They ended up having to put him into the chute to finish his shots & coggins test. Luckily our chute is 8 feet high as he tried to jump out of the chute. Krypt got finished up and then the next challenge was Kirstin first Mustang Sakari. Sakari has not had a shot since we brought her home, not that we haven't tried, it's just that she hates them and is still very much in touch with her wild side. Fortunately, this time around, the vet tech was very knowledgeable about horses, took her time, and with the aid of Kirstin, Sakari got her first round of shots. TAZ & Dynomite took the shots & coggins like Champs-they didn't even flinch. It has been so rainy here that we felt it paramount to make sure all of the horses had their west nile before the mosquitoes came out. The other horses on the place also received their shots & coggins. A total of 6 horses sure does run that bill up quickly, but they are all protected now.
Kirstin is in the process of saddle training a horse for our neighbors. It is her first official training job, so she is uber excited. The horse who didn't know how to move forward on cue is now trotting under saddle on cue. I will post pictures soon.

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