I found everything at the barn to be wonderful... not that I had any doubts, but you never know. Her feet are looking wonderful, her coat is beautiful, and I think her weight looks fantastic. She's been cleaning up her feed, so there aren't any more issues there. She's still pastured by herself, and I think that's working out really well for her.
Things are good. :)
We've had some really nice weather lately but things are supposed to turn hot, so I decided now is a good time to switch things around and start leaving Lilly in during the day. The little yearling is still doing well, so he'll be in the barn to keep her company for a while, and I think the BO is going to bring her PMU gelding in soon too. He doesn't do well in the heat at all, so hopefully there will be another horse in the barn to keep her company. She's doing so well that it might not matter if she's alone or with a buddy, but I want her as happy as possible.
Knowing she'd be in the stall during the day now, I broke out the new fly boots. I got these for Christmas and have been anxious to try them out. Because Lilly has short, stubby QH legs, they're a little big for her front legs, but they fit her pretty well in the rear. I don't think she cares for them, but hopefully she'll get used to them.
|Is it just me, or does she look a bit like a tank?|
Her response (I'm paraphrasing): That's actually a great idea! With the fly boots, she might not stomp her feet as much and it might help her hooves!
That would never happen at any of the other barns. The fly boots would most certainly have been a no go. The BO also proceeded to tell me how much they love Lilly and how beautiful she is (all things I already know, of course). She said Lilly whinnied to her the other day and she thinks she's just the sweetest mare. They just love having her there.