Only the one to trim today but a nice bit of rain to cool the both of us down this morning.
All have been very good, stood still and have very good manners. Always a bonus for those of us trying to keep
our backs in one piece to keep working under them. Just as dogs should not jump up at people your equine should
be able to stand still when asked. It helps the owner/rider, the vet, your trimmer/farrier and of course anybody else
who needs to handle your animal. It helps keep your animal and anybody around them safe.
Talking of safety, have you ever thought how strong baler twine is? It is now made of various plastics and although it
normally has a knot strength of some 250 to 280 kgs, it also has a tensile strength of between 350 and 400 kgs. This means that if a horse does a very sudden yank on it the odds are it might break, but a struggling horse that is pulling on it variably is probably not going to break it. Please fray or break a few strands before using it as a safety tie. I have known far more lead ropes and halters break than I have known baler twine break.
Clocks go back next weekend so the year is marching on, so after the next few runs of rain we are bound to get some good dry warm weather and so well and truly time to please watch out for the grass and laminitis. Start thinking about it now not when you are forced to.
The weather might be improving and the daylight hours longer but even in full sun wearing hi viz is still required and can still help save you and your animals life.
Above all please enjoy the better weather and whatever your past time is with your equine.
Take care readers.