We do not believe she has been saddled before, so we are preparing her for what could be her first ever saddle. Moshi has been doing well with the flag and the rope. We have been throwing it over her back and tossing it around her belly, petting her with the coils, getting her accustomed to changing eyes on it. With the rope around her rump and touching above her hocks, she has kicked out, but this is a very common and understandable reaction to a new stimulus, and with each time she has to deal with it, she gets a little less reactive.
Moshi is nearly up to date on vet and farrier care. She has a dental float scheduled, where she will get a microchip and a teat cleaning. She is up to date on her vaccines. She was also dewormed upon arrival, as she arrived with a positive worm load. She is gentle about being groomed and is good for picking up her feet – she has been trimmed twice since arriving at SAFE, with a 6 week trim schedule set going forward. She gets daily thrush treatments to help combat the thrush all the Graham horses arrived with.
Moshi is turned out with her almost twin, Poppy, where the two are watched over by neighbor, Picasso.