Today's post is about Tuff Stuff. Tuffy needs to have his hooves trimmed but Tuffy hates the farrier. The farrier hates Tuffy. Last time Tuffy had his hooves trimmed, Brett was dragged hither and yon by Tuffy who was bucking and hopping and spinning and carrying on in the worst way. Neither Brett nor the farrier cared to do a repeat performance. Or Tuffy, for that matter.
So, I bought some farrier tools. Our farrier gave me a quicky lesson (on Finessa). I watched some videos and read some articles.
Yesterday afternoon, I took a deep breath and put a halter on Tuffy. Brett was there to assist by holding the lead rope and sitting in his chair -- trying to convince Tuffy that this was no big deal.
|It started out okay. Tuffy calmly rested his hoof on my thigh.|
|Then he started getting restless, yanking his foot away and dancing around.|
|Me to Tuffy: Come on bud; I know it doesn't hurt and it will make walking so much easier. You can do this. I know you can. What Tuffy heard: blah blah blah blah|
|I only got one hoof done.|
|The front one on the left.|
Maybe I could slip some Love Potion #9 into his water and into the farrier's as well. Do you think that would work?