Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Day 11 May 31, 2011

Donkey damage, Horse started it by scratching his rump But donkey will finish the job. Notice the windows are missing? Blame donkey. Every morning I come into the barn to see how he has rearranged the furniture. Oh, hay bin is missing he moved it to the other side of stall.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Day 10 May 30, 2011

Every time I go on a ride I get hungry so I carry granola bars with me. When Chester hears the wrapper he will stop turn his head for me to share. He loves granola bars.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Day 9 May 29, 2011

Detail shot of horse, this is a chestnut. Every horse has them on all 4 legs, right above front knee or below hind hock they are like a fingerprint. It is basically like a fingernail or hoof.
Peeling the layers that stick out is part of the grooming process. Dogs love them.
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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Day 8 May 28, 2011

Today is such a beautiful day, I just took a photo of horse mowing my lawn. If I could just keep him and donkey out of the flower beds. Lumix LX3

Friday, May 27, 2011

day 7 May 27, 2011

The damages the that happen from teeth. This here is weather and donkey damage.  But sure is pretty. Lumix LX3

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Day 6 May 26, 2011

This is said tooth that fell out when Chester had his teeth floated 2 years ago. Notice the gum line, not much tooth left.
He is missing 3 molars and he does get hay stuck in the spots where teeth are missing. If you walk around in paddock you will see wet hay clumps on the ground. Lumix LX3

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Day 5 May 25,2011

I love how my phone caught Chester the chewing process. I do love these little apps.
Droid Action Snap.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Day 4 May 24,2011

Dino, His teeth you have to watch out for he hasn't learned to be gentle,Yet.
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Monday, May 23, 2011

Day 3 May 23,2011

I am fascinated the way animals eat. You can tell by an animals teeth on how they eat, or visa versa watching an animal eat you can tell what kind of teeth he has.  A horse will grab his food with his front teeth, use his tongue and lips to rearrange the food so he can chew it.  There is a rhythm on how he chews his feed clockwise. The rotating motion to chew the food with his molars, wear the molars and they get sharp and you must have the vet come out and "Float their teeth" that means filing the sharp edges.
Well, this old boy hasn't much left for molars, the last time we floated his teeth they were at gum line and a tooth fell out.  His days for eating hay are limited. I will be adding more photos on the rhythm of eating. And maybe the tooth that fell out.
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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Day 1 May 21, 2011

Judgement day, the beginning of the end.  Or the front. Straight from the horses mouth.

Chesterfield is 27 years old, and Yes I am fascinated with his teeth. Lumix lx3