Now that Emi is home, it's time to start making some goals for this month.
1) The first thing for me, is to just get all of us settled in to a routine. I want to still be able to haul Roz up to NDF to ride, but I need to make sure Emi isn't going to panic when I take her bossy buddy away. After watching them over the last two days I think she is actually going to be okay with him leaving and coming back. We'll see.
2) I'd like to start teaching her to tie. That's one thing we haven't touched yet, but it's something I think we are ready for. It's very important to me to have a horse that ties! For those of you that have taught a horse to tie, how do you like to do it?
3) We need to continue to work on picking out her feet. She's pretty good about picking them up but not as great about keeping them up.
I think that's enough for this month as I'm sure number 1 will keep us busy most of the month!
Roz and Emi's relationship is making progress. She ended up eating his grain side by side with him tonight. Not that I actually want them eating each other's grain, but it was a few quick bites before I lured her away to her own. Saturday night Roz aggressively chased her away from him while he was eating his grain. I think there is hope yet!
I wrote a couple of weeks ago about Roz's Amigo Mio blanket that ripped his first week wearing it. I finally got feedback from Victory Canter. Horsewear Ireland won't take the blanket back since it didn't rip along a seem or something like that. They are going to send me a repair kit and Victory Canter provided me with a $25 gift certificate. Tarra and I were talking about blankets on Saturday. I think that my next turn out sheet for Roz will be Smartpak's 10 year guarantee blanket. At 21 it will most likely be the last turn out sheet Roz needs and would be worth the investment.