Saturday, February 18, 2012
Last week's snow storm made all the animals look like they had dandruff, including this 3 yr. old Spotted Saddle Horse filly. The horses seemed to enjoy playing in the snow (especially the youngsters: weanling Caspian & newborn ASB), but the cows just sort of 'hunkered down' & endured it. I kept big bales of hay rolled out on the ground to give the livestock something dry to bed down on - as well as eat, & they all seemed appreciative.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Caspian filly weanling, Shovan's Finale, meets American Saddlebred, Missouri Showtime, & her foal. She thinks the foal is just about the most interesting thing she's ever seen & simply wants a closer look, but mama is having none of it.
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Sometimes a horse just has to put up with a little indignity - like wearing a baseball cap in the summer or antlers for a Christmas parade. Jim, the Spotted Saddle Horse gelding, willingly tolerates just about anything as long as he gets a little attention from nephew, Zack. Bella B. Walker, Rocky Mtn. Horse pictured in the background, is equally cooperative with niece, Allie.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Per a request to post a current picture of the foal below, here's the foal all grown up. (Actually the top picture is a re-post from earlier, but there was no way to connect it to the foal shown below.) Chocolatte is now scheduled to go to a trainer just as soon as her coggins test comes back. For those who don't know, a coggins test is good for one year & is required any time the horse leaves its property. It tests for EIA or Equine Infectious Anemia and here's more than you probably ever wanted to know about EIA.