Well I'm happy to say that Katie was still in her pen last night when John went to let them out at bedtime. I assume clipping the gate thwarted her new skill of opening gates. That's "fine & dandy" BUT our little brains are filled to overflowing trying to remember all the little things we have to do to keep them from doing what we don't want them to do............!!!! Heh, heh,heh.................!!!
Katie is suppose to be 7 years old. The woman that found her & wanted her out of the petting zoo situation called the original owners & got a little history for her. She had a foal about 3 years ago & refused to have anything to do with it, so she is lacking in mothering skills. Other than that it sounds like she hasn't been mistreated, which is great.
Courtney will be coming maybe next week to do some trimming. Katie has long feet, & she will let me pick up her feet, but she's a little squirrelly about standing still. So we'll see how that goes.