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Acknowledged by “Proof in the pudding”

Gotta love it when things just come together. Today  I was driving down the rd to go pick up one of my kids and saw a car stopped in middle of the rd actually backing up to view something. It was my Nieghbor, and I knew wat she was looking at , Little Tru .  He was alone, not really but single in and area of the field  by a  stack jump . He was clearly looking at how to manuver over  it,  trying to figure its purpose: pawing, sniffing etc. Gotta love his curiosity.

Later in the day after feed time, I was readying for clinic this weekend at the farm and  had my daughter in barn with me. She  bagan to play with Bubba in stall and went to pick up his hoofs.  I have introduced this already and  it is quite good but he is smart! No news huh?

Marg was being all soft and  touchy feely.  He likes a solid feel. Not hard but not  fishy either. He was free in stall so  when he felt her insecurity he knew he could play his game. Its not a bad game but still a game:  foot pulled away, lean etc.

I said , “hold on Marg, this isn’t what I wanted to get into but…”.

I got his little halter and  get down line and  played scatches first then  showed marg howto approach for foot.   solid feel.  like you know hat your doing. LOL!  once she  got her confidence gogn  she had it up and down 5-6 times with no issues. and rested it back down.  This was with all 4′s. Hinds are getting really good.   We brush  a solid feel down his legs first  a few good  trombones so to speak, and then a solid feel round his fetlock and up he comes.

In time we will try  our snappy leg routine …. LOL.

Anyway , while we had him in a thinking mind. I had a thought to get him wormed. I was due to worm him in the next 10 days or so at 8 weeks.  I felt it was a good time to  do this . Tru is quite big and advanced, I felt sure he could handle it.  New protocol is at 2 months not 1 .

Great to see my prep with tube was all for the good.  I got it , held it by his mouth, he licked it into his mouth, I gave him his dose. Done!  How awesome to have things just go so smoothly!  Very proud of everyone involved.  Pats on the back to me too.

Life is good!