Yep, it's spring in Anahim Lake. Green grass, blue skies, sunshine and snowflakes!
So mum got some great news today. Apparently the doctor told her she was 'healing up like a kid", which is pretty awesome! They are not even going to cast it and already want her to start doing exercises with it. I am sure to my core that we are not going to keep her off a horse much longer, but thinking that we may kick Jackson off of her old horse Rea so she will still be as safe as possible. Jackson is plenty good enough of a rider to take on a different horse, and with mum on Rea, she will still be able to do as much as ever, as far as cutting and sorting.
I have finally had a bit of time to work with the colt that actually broke her wrist, and although his name is still "Crow Bait", he has come a long way!
Our run of 'not so good' luck has continued as we lost another calf yesterday. We are working on grafting a replacement (from one of the Play Pen Gang with Black Velvet and Evie....they now only have 4 babies between them), but I'm not sure if it is going to work out or not. Some good news is that on the night check at Six Mile, Olivia came across a cow that had gotten on her back as she tried to get comfortable calving. Cows live for a very short time if they can't get righted, and once they are over that tipping point, they don't seem to try very hard. Luckily, the night check was at exactly the right time, she got the help she needed, had her calf and all is well!
With a whole bunch of riding on the near horizon, I've been trying to peck away at getting some of our ranch horses shod. Unfortunately, my new guy Kenny is extremely lame and I'm near positive that it is due to an abscess working it's way out. Hopefully he won't be out for long as I was really looking forward to putting some miles on him! Not like there are not a whole herd of others that need it too...... :)
Such a great photo I came across of my shoeing partner from years back!
Have a great weekend everyone!