Miraculously, Sophie has managed to keep all her shoes on so far this month, much to the delight of staff and the farrier! She now has lightweight shoes which seem to be the best option for her. Sophie has made a new friend after another horse joined her group earlier this month. She has taken her under her wing and is showing her the ropes, especially how to get the attention of visitors.
Sophie’s has struggled with her foot condition in the hot weather because it has made the ground dry and hard to walk on. She has now had remedial farriery to help with this and has had the lightest possible shoes put on to try and prevent any further damage. Sophie has also had ointment put on daily to help with the dryness of her feet. She has made good friends with Justice, who is now living next door as her old best buddy Tanzanite has been reunited with Emerald.
In the hot weather Sophie’s feet have become a little dry and brittle which means she has had to have glue put on her shoes in an attempt to keep them on longer. She has also joined the ‘fly mask’ gang which have been kindly donated through the Amazon Wishlist as the flies have been bothering her.
Sophie has been seen on many occasions taking an afternoon nap and making the most of the warmer weather at Bransby Horses. However, with the warmer weather brings dry ground which means Sophie needs her shoes putting back on for extra support. The farrier fits special aluminium shoes as she has a tendency to pull off the heavier shoes and sometimes damages her feet, but these have to be specially ordered for her.
Sophie has a new friend, Emerald, who has joined the field from the Rehoming Barn. Through the snow Sophie kept nice and warm with her rugs on but is now happy to have them removed for the sunshine. She has maintained her weight so well over the winter she has had her food reduced but she doesn’t seem to mind as there is spring grass in the paddock.
Sophiehas been keeping extra warm with her rugs on over the winter and has maintained her weight well as a result of this. Her Arab friend, Peridot, has moved to the Rehoming Barn to start her training to be ridden. Diamond and Amethyst have also moved to pastures new with their new fosterers, meaning Tanzinite and Emerald are keeping Sophie company.