January 15, 2007

odette and zak move in

Over the weekend my mare and foal moved into the same grazing as Silvi so that I can do some handling with them, and also get Odette's leg cleared up (she's got a yucky looking cut). Mum and Eliz, with the help of a kind neighbour managed to load them both quickly... Odette just plodding on, and Zak taking a little bit more effort, but not bad for his first attempt (and first time in a halter being a 'real' horse). They travelled well and had lots of attention (me, mum, swifty and meredith all fussing over them both) as soon as they got off the truck, then got left in the paddock to settle for a bit.
Just arrived:

Then after I dropped Mum home I went back and had a play with them. Nick came up to the farm and ended up almost getting eaten by Zak who had taken a liking to the sweatshirt he was wearing.
Cute horsies:

All the horses were pretty settled by now, and I popped Silvi's rug on and then left them for the night.
Doing up Sil's rug: