We'll travel back in time first-
Altivo had his feet trimmed- actually about a month ago. When I bought him, his feet were HORRIBLE!!
I didn't take pictures of them before, but I do have a couple pictures of his first foot trimming, and in this first one you can see the trimmed one in the background, versus the untrimmed one in the foreground.
John Tucker, a well respected trimmer in the barefoot community.
Here are a couple more pics- I giggle at the next picture since it shows the size of his feet compared to a human sized foot!!
And this next one is the finished product!! He was so good- I guess draft horses can be a pain in the youknowwhat about having their feet poked at but he doesn't seem to mind at all.
THEN, after that fun was done, the
And after that was done, I got to go to the Western States Horse Expo, and we found a drafty size fly mask,
So now pest control is underway, just in time for the icky summer heat.
I ordered my bridle and reins from The Distance Depot, and I got my 6 1/2" bit (yes, you read that right) from eBay.
Now begins the search for a saddle that'll fit the
I have a lesson tonight, and will blog about that this evening or tomorrow- it's the first lesson with his bit and bridle!!