Reva in her new home!
She fell in love with C and loves to watch him ride his bike! (Yes, Mom, I am careful and he is never alone with her or is allowed in her stall. She is a GOOD horse, but I am super careful I promise!!!!!! Sorry readers, my mom gets a little nutty...in a good way...but she is not a horse person so she gets nervous!) :)
C wanted to take pics of Reva with HIS camera too! Look at her face! She loves him! Such a SWEETHEART mare.
I left her alone on Sunday night, to settle in and relax. Monday night I went out and groomed her for a while. She was perfect, except a little uncomfortable on her near flank and belly, because she is in rip roaring heat! :( She lifted her hind a few times, but I was firm and spoke sharply to her. I understand she is in heat, but she still needs to mind her manners. But for being in heat, other than the grooming thing, she has been a complete lady. Impeccable manners and obviously well cared for. :)
So, yeah, Reva is tall. She measured at 16.1 hands....and she is only THREE, people! I am only 5 feet tall!!! Here is my hand showing where the top of my head comes on her side. Sparky is 14.3 and Dreamy is just under 15.1, so I can see over both of them. Hell, I can even get on Sparky bareback without a mounting block......ya, ya, when I was a teenager! But still!!! Reva is TALL!!!!!!!!!!!
She has a high splint on her near fore that I was not aware of...... :(
Her back hooves....she has some puffiness which I hope will go away. But typical racehorse feet, long toe and no heel. Thankfully I have a great farrier who will fix her up!
Front hooves....lots of chipping after a day turned out in her paddock.
I can't wait for my farrier to trim her next week! :( I have lots of time to get her hooves looking good.