My parents got me a great new pair of 15" Diamond nippers. They came a few days ago and I couldn't wait to try them out, so Lilly has already had her first trim with them. I'm thrilled to say she wasn't sore the next day! Not that I thought she would be, but I was nervous using the nippers for the first time. With the new rasp I bought a few weeks ago I was able to spend about half the time I usually do on her hooves, which was quite nice. Now that I have new nippers I feel like a genuine hoof trimmer! Once I get an apron, I'll be officially official!
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Since it was raining, I didn't do much with Lilly. She was inside because of the weather, so I picked out her stall and refilled her hay net. We recently welcomed a new horse to the barn named Gabe and he's stalled during the day too, so I played with him a bit. He's a super cute Appendix who looks a lot like Lilly's old flame... there's just something about dark horses that she is attracted to, so he's currently her boyfriend.
The BO's horse, Jack, had a traumatic experience the other night when we had a really severe storm, so he's stall bound and will be for quite some time. No one really knows what happened, but he got into a fight with the pasture gate and managed to impale himself pretty badly. The puncture wound is pretty much where the top of an english girth would buckle to the saddle, so it'll be quite some time before they can ride him in a saddle. He's doing much better than he was a few days ago but he's still in pretty bad shape.
Sometimes I feel like a high maintenance boarder when I ask them to bring Lilly inside when it rains and storms, but it's things like this that scare me to death. I'd just rather she be safely inside her stall when we have weather like that. You just never know what can happen.