Vet Came To Give Coggins

Horses coming in from Pasture.Our horses were all given their Coggins last week. The vet came out to the farm to do them all at the same time.

Then the paint got loaded up and hauled over to Arkansas State University for a few days of training over the weekend.

She seemed to enjoy it.

She got a shower and shampoo while there. She had gotten her mane and tail all matted during the winter, but she is all brushed out and detangled now.

Loading the horsetrailer up to haul a horse around is a job. You don’t even realize what all you have till you need to move it somewhere else.  The saddle, tack, and all the other equipment makes for a good load.

The feed and hay for her to eat had to be hauled over there too, but it was worth it.




Regular Hoof Cleaning Is Necessary

Especially during wet weather the hooves need to be checked and cleaned on a regular basis.

The pastures are pretty muddy after all the rain we had, and some that stuff is really sticky.

Then there are the rocks, and sticks, and who knows what that can get stuck in(on,under?) the hooves.

That is besides the regular trimmings of course (and shoeing for the ones with shoes).