Avrispecial – A Quiet Homecoming

Avrilspecial and his new mom, Amy Place  

Avrilspecial and his new mom, Amy Place

Just wanted to let you know Avri arrived this morning. He was very calm and cool, the driver told me he was one of the most quiet off the track thoroughbreds he had ever shipped.
We had to unload him across the street at the High School. He walked across the street and down the drive very quietly. There was six other horses running the fence line next to him and he hardly noticed! He start to jig a little put came back to the walk when he was asked too.
I put him in his stall and he went right to his hay. I can’t believe how calm he is!!! My other two horses I got off the track were not this quiet. I am going to work with him in the round pen later today. I will let you know how it goes.
Thank you for all your help with Avrispecial he is going to be so much fun to work with! Becky was awesome! She was very helpful with everything. I will call her later today and thank her for all her help. Can you recommend a farrier?

Elizabeth’s Note: Finding a good farrier who understands Thoroughbred feet is important. The walls of the foot are usually much thinner than many other breeds. We have had problems with people’s farriers who are more used to working on Quarter horses. We had a farrier cut off the heels of two horses and another farrier cut off the toes too much. A good farrier is as important as a good vet and when it comes to foot problems – call the farrier first! No foot – No horse.