As you can see Kika really let loose with the head shaking - what a wild one she is *wink*
I can't but laugh at these videos they are so typical of both girls. Nancy wants to let loose and run for fun; whereas Kika is all "do not pass go & do not think about going faster. This is all about being lazy" cool-girl-hair-flick
Yeah, Miss K is a total Diva...is it just me or does Kika look a little off in the videos? It might be general stiffness due to a combination of the colder weather and lack of turnout so far this week. Sadly due to kitchen fitting at the flat i have been unable to turn them out during my lunch break this week - not looking like changing till at least Friday at this rate #sadtimes :-(
|Angel-face looking like|
butter wouldn't melt
Either that or Miss Priss has done herself a bit of a mischief with her pawing. I checked with the barefoot trimmer on Saturday, as i am forever worrying about her front foot with the white sock. Of course this is the leg she paws with 9 times out of 10. The trimmer reassured me that despite this fact she somehow managed to wear the hoof in such a way that it was still in pretty good nick, if a little imbalanced when compared to the other one which had obviously had more opportunities to grow *roll-eyes*
Kika currently resembles Cinderella, as a friend has lent me a lone boot (her horse lost the other on turnout last year), and after checking with the trimmer that putting only one boot on wouldn't leave K imbalanced...i proceeded to put it on her when she is stabled (likely to paw at feeding/hay time) and when she is tied in the cross ties for grooming/tacking up. I do not ride her in it nor turn her out with it on, she *knock-on-wood* doesn't paw in those scenarios.
The jury is out so far as to whether it'll make much of a difference, hopefully she gets tired of pawing before she wears through the rubber sole. Even if it only protects her hoof a little bit, that's a win in my book as she obviously cannot be trusted to protect herself and stop pawing when her hoof gets too small. This horse has remarkably poor self-preservation when it comes to her feet.
She is however priceless when she starts to paw with the boot on, as you can read her thought process that it isn't making the right noose and therefore is not having the desired effect. It then takes her a few minutes to get the brain in gear to switch sides - the muscle memory isn't as ingrained with that side and so is much harder for her and she gives up faster. *fingers-crossed* she might eventually stop altogether *mumble-grumble* Bloomin wagon ...
|"Whosa Pretty Pony?"|
/creepy sing song voice
Nancy was her joyous self as i loose lunged them, all she wanted to do was stretch her legs and play but Kika kept getting in the way! She did have one moment of mad fun which of course I managed to watch through my camera-phone screen but never actually hit record *headdesk*
She did get a freshly laundered and fixed rug change. The purple rug is perhaps a little lighter than I'd ideally like for her to be wearing at this time of year. But she is a much warmer creature than I giver her credit for and actually has a bit of a rash/hives from being too hot under her other rug with the pesky un-extendable front closure & high neck that she doesn't even like. So Kika has inherited the 6ft6 one Nancy had been wearing with the neck as it is thicker than the one she had been wearing. These things will balance out when I can turn them out again as Nancy's turnout is newer than Kika's and appears heavier & thicker...this may just be because it is two sizes bigger - but who knows! Hopefully they will both be happy and cozy within the new setup...
PS: I also fixed the video link of Nancy's Midday Greeting from Friday Fail/Flashback post (LINK).