So many things whirl in my head when I think of this big project I’ve undertaken – finding the right breed of horse and then purchasing her, locating a quality used Western saddle and Western horse tack. bulk trailer parts
Electric fence supply was sort of a dull, but necessary project to embark on. But I think with the choices of Havaheart, Gallagher and Zareba out there, who are all well-respected, I’ll get good advice. It’s the one area I’m going to hire out.
Of course, I have finally settled on my aluminum trailer and the horse trailer parts that I can’t do without. I won’t buy everything offered right off the bat. But the Featherlite aluminum 11 ft. trailer is what I’m going to start with. I’ll put items on my wish list for relatives looking for a gift idea that I can’t afford quite yet – like a hitch-saver, extra lighting, safety signs and flares. I hope they won’t think my list is too boring!
One thing I need to concentrate on is grooming supplies and “how to” guides on grooming. I’ve looked into horse hoof care, and already purchased a pick to clean Buttercup’s hooves with. I’ve located a local smithy who will help me with hoof care, like keeping her shoed. I need to remember when I am caring for her hooves and doing other grooming as well, that she can be annoyed if I touch or brush the wrong places.
I’m still researching miniature horses, and have really enjoyed looking at some photos of some of them on-line. Apparently US Presidents have been enamored of them, as Teddy Roosevelt bought a 39 inch Shetland for his son Quentin. He named him Algonquin and rode him around the White House grounds. The Falabella family from Argentina provided Bobby Kennedy with 3 Falabella miniatures, which is not a pony but a true miniature, and put them under the Christmas tree for Caroline and John-John in 1962. I can’t believe I missed that on the news back then, as I gobbled up all things Kennedy and horse.