Today was quite a quiet Saturday but it was sunny so several of the horses had their tails and legs washed. After lunch we decided that there were so many gingers it would be a good idea to have a 'ginger photo' as its amazing to have so many gingers in one place with only two being related. The horses at the chase behaved well too although they were too hot in their rugs so have swapped now to a summer sheet. Mona had front shoes put on this week (the first time she has managed this since we have had her as she is nervous of men and hated having her hooves picked up).She was sedated but this was still a big success as before even with sedative it has been too dangerous to try but she was very well behaved (Paul the Farrier gave her a 9 1/2 out of 10). Unfortunately she has since managed to get an abscess in her heel but having been treated by the farrier and cleaned and dressed this is clearing up and it does not seem to need any more treatment.
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I am the Chair of the Committee that runs Summerfield Stables. I like helping out with the horses as much as I can but I find it hard to find the time.