we are still trying to corner steve the farrier...and reaching him is never easy. he is a great guy...has done our horses before when spritely was alive cuz she was tricky too and won't take any money for doing them either. but trying to pin him down when we need him is always hard cuz he is an icon and icon's are not easy to reach. we actually have our own regular farrier...rhonda and she is great (and she comes every six weeks like clockwork) and i actually want her to do the work..i just wanted a couple of different suggestions to mull around before we settle on a final plan of care....we do it in nursing all the time..pick each others brains because we all have different and varied experience and it is of great benefit to our patients care and i want great benefits of varied experience for popeye too!
the vet popped by this afternoon to check on our new boy with his horrible feet. he didn't have time to do the xrays and is coming back tomorrow to do them.
i really want to get him over to the barn...he gets upset when the other horses have gone to bed. he is fine as long as he can see them but once they go into the other barn he starts calling....it makes me feel bad that he wants to be with them and right now he can't. we are going to have to re-configure where everyone sleeps tho in order to move him into the main barn. mo and i were arguing about it today....how to switch everyone around...she suggested the pigs to the goat house and i suggested the pigs to the cow barn...i REALLY want to turn the cow barn into a pig barn..i think it is perfect for the pigs...sigh...but then where we put the cows?
if i had a ton of money..i would rip all of the barns down and start over again! i would like just one, big barn, with room for everyone comfortably in there. oh well...since i don't have that kind of money..i better figure it out asap with what we actually have.
it is all fine and dandy to rescue another horse...and i am sure that in the end...pops will be eternally grateful but geez it is a headache to figure it all out...good thing i have lots of advil.
i am hoping that jenn posts some of her photos and videos that she got today....it was a beautiful and sunny day at saints!