|Joe with Jesse, Target & Joyce on Tin Bridge|
|The Stillaquamish - With WATER!|
|Our way back toward Tin Bridge & Arlington|
I'd failed to schedule Farah's first of the year vaccinations - so called Dr. Essex as we were leaving on the chance that he could do the deed today. He could! So, we headed to the farm, for the first time in a while, to find it humming with activity. Lots of horses home from the track, Kisses flying down one of the big pastures - tail flagged! Our friend & top track groom Manuel, soon had Farah ready for the "pokes" as Grandson Mason called them! That done - Polito asked if he could sit on Farah so that his wife, (visiting from MX) could get the photo of him on her - that he's wanted for a couple years now.
|Polito on Farah|
A note regarding vaccinations - I asked Dean today about people who say they've had a "bad reaction" with vaccinations & no longer vaccinate. Part of what he shared with me was to say that the drug companies have refined many of the current vaccinations - that they are safer & more effective than ever before. You not only protect your own animal - but help to protect all the animals that come into contact with yours. With proper vaccination protocol, the track has dramatically cut the amount of horses that get sick. It's the responsible thing to do~