Monday, March 21, 2011

Romeo's Hoof Camp

Romeo and I visited Dr. Sam Thursday 3-17. He gave him a good look over on the outside, longed him a little at the trot, and commented he had a good, steady gait. He checked him out on the inside from the backside, and said all that seemed good. A full blood CBC panel and chemistry were run, again all normal.

Romeo is , err , normal. That all being known, he still has his absolutely grumpy, uncooperative, disrespectful moments. I asked around, made a phone call, and Romeo was delivered Saturday to Pony Hoof Camp (Because "boot camp" sounds silly for a barefoot horse).

Trainer H has lots of experience, and I think she will be the perfect fit for Romeo's mental rehab. Jen and I delivered him up there Saturday, where he got to meet a few of his new herd buddies through a fence. He's got lots of mental stimulation there, with a donkey, a jack, a gelding who was a stud for a long while, and pond-adventure fishermen in boats. Romeo wasn't real sure what to make of the humans floating in the water, throwing things into the water. =) Funny to watch for sure.

If I get any Romeo updates, I'll post them here. Suffice to say for now, he'll be getting a serious attitude adjustment, and with any luck, he'll be back to his quiet obedient self in a month.


SunnySD said...

Good to see you back again! I've been off and on the last few weeks myself, but I've been thinking of you :)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

I'd love to hear how that goes and hope you update. I've considered sending my mare in for some remedial training and attitude adjustment sessions, too. I haven't ridden her since last August and she seems to think that she must be in retirement.