I have seen two different halters on Peppy once. Mrs. Fenwick has two halters I have seen before. There's the normal halter and the training halter.
Mrs. Fenwick has a tool called a 'Hoof pick.' A hoof pick is to help her clean out Lena and Peppy's hooves. It is a metal tool that helps to scrape out dirt and rocks. It looks like a stick with a hook at the end. There is another type of hoof pick that has a brush as well as the pick.
he brush is to help dust off any extra dirt. You have to scrape the dirt and rocks one direction so you wouldn't pinch the horse. You have to push out towards the ground, not up into hoof. You really have to be careful when you do it.
A hay net is a net that has hay in it. You don't have to use a hay net. But Mrs. Fenwick does and it is much better if you do. If you just put the hay on the ground, the horse might step all over it or even poop on it. That is bad for it to eat and it could get sick. So it is very smart to use a hay net.
The reason it has the net part is because the horse might pull the hay onto the ground if it was a bucket instead. The nets let the horse work for the food. And there would be only a little bit of hay that falls on the ground. It may look hard for the horse to get the hay, but it isn't really.
Simeon and I were late today. Now we don’t even have to say anything but “Hi” to Mrs. Fenwick! We just go to work as soon as we get there. It seems like we went there for years and this was just part of another day.
In the morning Simeon and I went to the EQ center. We scooped poop and gave a pat to Lena and Peppy. Mrs. Fenwick already finished feeding them, and cleaning their shoes. Mr. Fenwick was also there, and the Fenwicks said there was a farrier coming a little later on that morning.
This morning Simeon and I walked down to the EQ center. Mrs. Fenwick as usual was already down there hooking up the hay nets. She cleaned their hooves with a hoof pick.
The little metal thing sticking out of the side is to help clean horse’s hooves. The metal stick is used for scraping dirt and rocks out of a horse’s hooves. She cleans them two times a day. Most people do it once a day, but Lena and Peppy like to play around and get dirty fast. Mostly Lena does that though! Anyway, the brush part of the tool helps dust any dirt out of the horse’s hooves. They both do the same thing but the metal pick help mostly. Mrs. Fenwick also has another of the same tool, but it is without the brush. In fact she has a couple of them.
Today was a lot of learning! Simeon and I thought that today she might not call so I slept in. But just when I was going to read my book, there was a phone call from Mrs. Fenwick. She said to be down there at 8:00 am and it was 7:30! I got out of bed and got ready to leave. We knew we would be late so my mom drove us down instead of walking down.
This is the third day! Today was even colder than the second day we went out to the horses. It wasn't foggy, but it was so cold! Simeon was with me and it was hard for him. He was so cold and almost wished he didn't come. He forgot to bring gloves and he didn't have a hood, so his hands and ears where really cold. My nose was the only thing that was really cold and felt like it was frozen.