Saturday, March 6, 2010
HE'S HOME, HE'S HOME!!!!!!!
We picked up Super Sam this afternoon. He met us halfway in the paddock and was happy to come right up to the float and stand there while we cleaned out his hooves, took a few nails out of a hoof (he lost his nearside fore shoe) and have a chat about barefoot trimming. Finally we were ready to load and up he went, back then forward again. He was on in about 30 seconds! He then stood in there and waited while we had a bit more of a chat with Tracey.
The drive home was uneventful and he unloaded reasonably well. He didn't back out quite as fast as he normally does. I tied him up so I could rasp that hoof a bit, give him a brush (which he loved) and a once over. He stood there quietly even when I went away to grab things, help Scott, chat with people. I was so proud of him. He had a trot around his paddock and checked it out again. Met his new neighbour Thomas, had a roll, drink, nibbled at some hay and in general checked things out.
This is the condition he came home in. I was pretty happy, he lost his top line but has a nice grass belly, good shine and he is happy, old Sam again! He wasn't really touched while he was there, the odd pat but in general he was left to be a horse!!!!!
Tomorrow if we have good weather, they are predicting rain, I will give him a bath and take him for a walk out around the riding paddock, generally love him!!!!!!