Who are you and what did you do with Klondike?

May 5, 2008 at 8:53 am 1 comment

So I went out to visit Klon in the field yesterday (Deirdre has dibs on weekend riding, and he may be sold, so I figured I’d just love on him a little bit).

Giving him a once over, I realized that he’s changed.  A lot.  There is muscle and fat over his shoulderblades, muscle on his neck, and he is… shiny.  Really shiny, actually.  Which in part can be attributed to spring shedding, but I also like to think the Ultimate Finish had something to do with it, too.  And not only that, but his feet are very different too- his front feet are actually in “front foot” formed shoes, after only one shoeing cycle.  The flares on his hind feet are drastically reduced, and his soles are developing some depth and shape.

 

To contrast, here’s how he looked the first day I hopped on him.  Weedy and moth-eaten might be the best description.  I know it’s hard to compare the two photographs, since in one he;s tacked up, and in the other he’s grazing, but looking at him in person it’s a pretty amazing transformation.  He has a glow about him now, and appears much more balanced and powerful.  His movement is more fluid, and he’s got a bit of confidence. 

It’s just sort of amazing to me how only a short time of consistency and good grooming (heh) can make such a huge difference.  It’s not like he looked bad when he came here, but now he’s starting to look downright… stunning 🙂  If I hadn’t seen the “in between” I’d almost think it was a different horse.

 

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  • 1. jessica  |  May 5, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Isn’t it amazing how they change. He looks great now! I think shedding out can do wonders to make a horse look better..that is what I keep hoping for Indy 🙂

    I looked at Dixie yesterday and can not believe the difference in him. He also had muscle all over and his ribs are no longer showing. Not to mention his neck has filled out and no longer looks like a pencil.

    Hoping Klon has found his forever home!

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