That made me feel much better and I felt the anxiety lessen.
Today we work at camp again getting ready for summer. I have a little filly that needs attention and yesterday when her mama got a bath, there was a lot of kicking at the water hose. Guess what? She needs to have the hose again and again until she is used to it. I do not call this aggression on my part, but consistent gentle handling and working to get Pheobe gentler for the youth that come.
The tack room is about complete. I have a few item to order: a saddle blanket, a few halters, and the fly preditors.
If you don't have fly preditors and have animals you are missing out on a great fly control. These little workers come in the mail in pupa stage and when we see about 20 or so crawling around in the bag we open the bag and sprinkle around the barn area where it is moist and in the roughs. (Where the horses tend to make their piles.) We have hardly a fly all summer because of the tiny wasp-like fly. They seek out fly larvae for food. Our summer program is free of horses lifting their hind feet to brush their bellies. The campers hate this and think the horses are bucking. To have none of this hind foot action is relieving. We can focus on teaching and riding and safety.
We get fly preditors through valley vet supply. I'm taking my catalog today to camp to order.
Hope this helps my horse friends.
Time to go to get some animals fed before we head to camp. Have a great day.
(Wish I could do some writing and working on books, but that has to wait a few days. I have I KNOW A LUMBERJACK about ready to put on kindle)