October 15, 2015

Snowball Shoes

Given the absolutely glorious fall weather we have been having this year, when my farrier asked me this week what I wanted to do with Gentry's feet I was at a loss. If you have ever noticed, Murphy's Law seems to rule my life. I figured if I had him leave the shoes on we would suddenly see a 50 degree temperature drop and the world freeze overnight. I would single-handedly be blamed for the immediate ice age, and deservedly so. Transversely, if I had them taken off, we wouldn't see snow until January.


Then my completely awesome farrier suggested putting on anti-snowball rim pads in Gentry's shoes and some sort of metal/chemical lumpy (sorry, my post-prego brain forgot what he called it) "foe-spikes" on the heels. What? I totally love my farrier. Now if it does snow, no worries. Gentry has safe traction and anti-snowball rims. If it does't snow, then we can keep riding in this awesome weather and continue on business as usual. Win!

Gentry's standard shoes with anti-snowball rim pads and "foe-spikes"


October 12, 2015

Fall Quick Pic's

I've had Gentry for a year now (year and one month) and I had meant to do a post on that back in September, but clearly I completely failed that. So, I thought I would at least take advantage of the beautiful weather out and take a couple quick pics to compare to last year's October photos.

Despite Gentry being completely filthy in these photos (I did say quick photos..had to hurry during JR's nap-time) he's still super shinny with his BLACK winter coat growing in. Swoon. Now only time will tell if the copper/zinc supplement is doing anything and keeps him from fading. In comparing the two photos he does seem a bit more black in today's photo compared to last years. I also like to imagine that his neck has gotten longer. I'm sure it is just my imagination!

I am planning on bathing him this week during our glorious and unusually warm fall weather and then hope to take some proper conformation photos. Till then, feast your eyes on this:

October 2015
(oh yeah! we are painting our barn...soon to be red!)

October 2014



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