My plan this morning was to work with Jackson again on the longe line, in side reins. He enjoyed our work the other day - he needs to feel like he is being worked even if we just march around the arena at walk. However, I quickly discovered he had lost a shoe during the night. Fortunately, it was not one of the sore hooves and he wasn't limping at all. I turned him out in the arena while I sifted through the straw in his stall for the shoe. Our farrier is scheduled to be up tomorrow for regular trims and shoeing so at least Jackson's timing was good.
When I left for work, the shed guy was back finishing up the goat palace. When I got home tonight, it was done. Well, his part is done. Brett still has to paint it and put water inside for the waterer.
|The sun was going down behind the shed so the picture isn't very good- but here it is.|
|The hay closet was completed.|
|We will store hay, minerals, and grooming/hoof trimming supplies in here. The back door opens into the shed for easy access to the hay.|
|The goat shelf. They can sleep under it, climb on top of it, and get their hooves trimmed here.|
|Brett picked up some paint samples for me to look at. He knows I want barn red. The house and other out-buildings are white with green trim so he picked up a few swatches of those too. I like the color of the little red one in the center.|