Super helpful for cleaning/filling the tub
Poor Aimee had to deal with my obsessing over how pathetic my horse looked hobbling around on three legs all weekend. He would only put the tip of his left hind down on the ground. Which of course led me to panicking about what else in his already questionable hind he was beating up. I compensated by over bedding his stall because it was something I could do to make him feel more comfortable.
Chief Poop Supervisor
The farrier was fabulous and we talked about Stinker's feet and what he thought was going on with the sore foot. Stinker stood like a champ and the farrier even mentioned how great he was (which is awesome because he wasn't my old farrier's favorite). After the old shoe was pulled (it was pretty much only being held on by the clips and a couple nails) and he was reshod, he was so much happier and actually walked off like a normal horse. Occasionally there was still a gimp.
Not super thrilled about the noisy stock trailer
I kept him in his stall+run for a few more days, because I figured he was going to run around like a jackass and didn't want him to make that foot hurt more. Once, he was almost 100% I turned him out and finally put him with Cowboy. Stinker immediately started running around like an idiot (FREEDOM!!!!), while Cowboy tried to keep up (OMG FRIEND!!!).
Needless to say, the boys have been very happy together. And Cowboy has only gotten a couple scrapes. Stinker is a brat and likes to push Cowboy around but they seem to be doing really well together. I have even been able to feed them without separating because Stinker eats so slowly and Cowboy is done before Stinker.
I finally got back to riding Stinker this week and it has been going really well. He picked right up where we left off. I have been struggling with my riding some. Why is it so hard to sit on my right seat bone? Or remember to keep my legs under me and not shove my butt out the back? Bottom line is I need lessons. But at least one of us is remembering what we are supposed to do.