Here is Shezy filly, out for her pedicure this morning. Oh yeah, Desire is standing behind her, too--you know, mostly hidden by her 16 month old baby!!! Desire herself is 14.3, just shy of 15 hands, by the way.
Yep, D confirmed it, since her last visit 5 weeks ago, Sheza has definitely gone through a growth spurt. It's hard for me tell since I see her almost all day, every day, but I had been feeling a bit dwarfed by her lately..
Always participating..mostly not with her teeth
As D said, can't I just ride her now? She's the right height already! ;-)
I have some rasping instructions to implement on the herd in the next few weeks, to work toward stretching the professional trims out and maintaining their quickly growing hooves. Lately it has just seemed silly to let them grow enormous amounts of toe for 4-5 weeks and then correct it all at once, as opposed to some continual maintenance when I have the time and strength and tools (well everything but nippers and a stand, working on that). Also, I don't know about you but it's hard to afford professional hoof care every 4 weeks for 4 horses, and I do mean every 4, max 5, weeks or there is so much new healthy hoof things start to get too long and messy. So I shall be brave and sally forth, rasp in hand!