Saturday, 2 August 2008

Trailer Loading Part III and a day to get rugs off at last!

So today has been relatively rain free which was a great excuse to get the covers off some of the horses (I piked and left half of them covered when a squall came through, even though I had planned on taking them off and leaving them off all day, regardless of showers - I am so soft sometimes!). Everyone who was lucky enough to go naked appeared most grateful and there was much rolling and scratching and mutual grooming. It is also nice to see that they are all carrying good condition (although perhaps a little TOO much condition, esp. in Straw's case!). Today's models are Strawberry (pony), Smoothie (grey TB) and Tiffin (bay) - three of our grazer's horses.

We also took the opportunity to give Kenzie another trailer loading lesson - this time with the ramp set to step up asking her to turn around in the float and stand on an angle. She took it all in her stride and is now pretty well ready to leave for her new home (possibly tomorrow!).

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Trailer Loading Part II and Expectant Ladies

Today's blog has a video of Kenzie's second trailer loading lesson and a couple of quick photos of two of our expectant mums, Maude and Sabrina. We only needed to spend 5 minutes with Kenzie again today. She will do absolutely anything for a bit of a scratch and a cuddle and you just have to love working with an attitude like that!

Bree - Baby expected around November 18th


Maude - Baby expected around September 3rd


Kenzie - Trailer Loading Pt II

Monday, 28 July 2008

MacKenzie and the big blue box

So today Miss MacKenzie was introduced to Mr Reid (the horse trailer). It took about 2 minutes for her to decide that it looked like an interesting place to visit, lol! Tomorrow (weather willing) we will continue her lesson by repeating today's lesson and then closing the centre partition to make a single bay. If that all goes well, we will also shut the back bar but we may just focus on getting her to load and unload quietly with a few pats and rubs on her bottom to get her used to having something behind her. It sounds like her new mum will be collecting her this coming weekend, so we want her as prepared as she can be! Very proud of my baby - Temperament really is everything!

Wow - Photoshop!

I have discovered the amazing photoshop and had a play - results below. I need a lot more practice but really stoked with what I can now do!