The 1st of July! We are officially in the middle of summer and actually it is proving to be a very pleasant one. In fact the weather has been so kind to us that we cut the hay last weekend and spent Sunday afternoon stacking the bales in to the barn, ready for the winter. Unfortunately we didn’t get as many as we had hoped so will be relying on a second cut in August so let’s hope the sun keeps shining.
Back at the yard it was ‘teeth’ time for Bagel and the ponies. As they are all still young, every six months the vet needs to come out and check their teeth to make sure all the right ones are growing through and to have them filed back to ensure they don’t cause any gum irritations. The equipment they use looks medieval – it is basically a head collar with a metal clamp that locks the horses jaw open so that the vet can get into the mouth without them being able to close it and bite them! Saying that, it is no different to us going to the dentist and doesn’t cause them any pain at all. However, Jasper was not convinced and we ended up having to sedate him so the vet could get the job done! He was out for the count in seconds and slept for a good hour afterwards – watch the video clip above!
Enjoy this lovely weather – the schools break up soon so no doubt it won’t last!