The time of year when every one gets their health checks and catch-ups. January saw the horses' dentals, and all went well with only a few raggedy edges to be filed apart from poor Lizzie, who had to have a tooth out last year and requires regular ongoing work so needs sedation. She is very good and puts up with a lot. Crystal and Jack however have no such excuse and behaved like babies - shouting and getting in a state - so required sedation for a minute of rasping each. Everyone else is more sensible. Tim let the vet have a practise play in his mouth quite happily and then took advantage of his mother dozing at the back of the stall to hang over the door staring intently at everyone else.
February saw everyone getting their annual injections, again only Crystal makes any fuss, but she is getting a bit better.
March sees us getting ready for lambing and Pearl's foaling next month. Hopefully by then the weather will improve and the grass start growing properly so that the horses can stay out. Tim is weaned now and happily goes about with his sister Cori and uncles Lockie and Jack.