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rocky'smom

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Actually Crazy Mary is doing pretty good. She is back in the pasture with her mates. The farrier comes once month and checks her hooves, trims when necessary, tighten shoes. She is still shoed and most likely will be for next 18 months to 2years.
I don't have much for pictures, I can ask uncle to email some current ones. I haven't been up there since I fell the end of Oct 2019. That farm ice city in winter, and I'm still using cane 85% of the time. I really don't want to fall again.
Uncle is so busy this time of preparing for lambing season, setting up lambing jugs (bonding/ claiming pens), make sure that he has enough bedding to keep the jugs dry and clean, powdered colostrum and feeding formula for the lambs. Its 2 hour drive down to get me. I can't take my bird up there, too many predators in the house. 2 hour drive home. He doesn't have the time right now.
 

Ulis_Beast

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Actually Crazy Mary is doing pretty good. She is back in the pasture with her mates. The farrier comes once month and checks her hooves, trims when necessary, tighten shoes. She is still shoed and most likely will be for next 18 months to 2years.
I don't have much for pictures, I can ask uncle to email some current ones. I haven't been up there since I fell the end of Oct 2019. That farm ice city in winter, and I'm still using cane 85% of the time. I really don't want to fall again.
Uncle is so busy this time of preparing for lambing season, setting up lambing jugs (bonding/ claiming pens), make sure that he has enough bedding to keep the jugs dry and clean, powdered colostrum and feeding formula for the lambs. Its 2 hour drive down to get me. I can't take my bird up there, too many predators in the house. 2 hour drive home. He doesn't have the time right now.
Ooooh... Sorry, didn't mean to pressure you. I was not aware of your situation. Just.. I really like seeing happy horseys :D.. And from your description your uncle has some living the good life.
I'm so glad Mary is reunited wit the herd.
 

rocky'smom

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She's glad to be back with Black Jack and Shadow the wonder horse. Shadow is my other uncle's horse that has to be in a pasture with his own kind. If pastured alone he can clear a five wire fence. STINKER!!! :) :cool::cool: ..
He is sneaky as all get out too. Once out of the fence in the brush or trees he basically disappears in the shadows, hence the name.
Black Jack is a massive now gelded stallion. He can be sweetheart one second and in NY second bite you in the tush until you scream. He was gelded several years ago and is being reasonably good. He can be as stubborn as the day is long. Several years ago our farm flooded bad I rode Crazy Mary over to higher pasture first, water was cold coming back in muck boots. Tacked up Shadow and had lunge line to Black Jack.. I stayed to the high side with those two. I rode Shadow who was good boy but the water freaked Black Jack out. He was trying get ahead of us. He wouldn't stay behind Shadow and for a time he was trying to tow Shadow and me like water skiers. I got them both to higher ground. But I was stuck at my other uncle's place until the water receded some. Walking back the water was over my boots to my knees. A day later it all froze up and stayed way for a month.
 
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