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Last Thursday all the horses got their feet done, and that would include the pony & donkey. Just trims and it was just over $300. Ouch.
Even worse, Applejack is foundering. Its feed induced, his white line is stretching. The only founder I've ever dealt with is "road founder". The hay he's been getting is mostly crested wheat and prairie wool, there's just the teensiest bit of alfalfa in it. Still its too rich for him.
The hay we have for the cattle is not at all rich. I called my neighbour that we bought it from to double check what's in it and told my farrier, he said go ahead and stick Appy on in there with the cows. So we've got feed and a place to put him. Also its in its very early stages so prognosis for recovery is good.
The cow pen shares a fence with the pen Applejack, Odin & George were in so they've become accustomed to horses over/through the fence. However within 1.7 seconds of being put in the cow pen Appy realized that HE was the boss of them. He moved them around a bit and then settled into the shelter for a snooze. For the last week at the most random times he'll get a gleam in his eye and start moving them around.
So its time to fess up and tell y'all WHY I've been pretty much MIA lately... Pie and I are trying to sell our house. Yup, we'v...
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