Sunday, October 2, 2011

I know I said it was over

But I thought you would enjoy these photos of Ace's little sister. She recently had her first farrier visit and behaved like a lady. She stood stock still while the loud, strange man picked up her legs and rasped away while telling a story. Mom said she asked him if "we could please finish the last foot before we finish the story?" After all, she had never actually had her front feet picked up. The back ones yes, but Mom never bothered with the front ones.

No matter. One day months ago, while I was "baby-wrangling" for Mom I accidentally knocked her down and fell on top of her and it made a permanent impression as to the superior strength of humans. Well, depending on who's telling the story, maybe the baby threw a fit and knocked me down. But the landing was the same and she has been very respectful of humans since then.

It's nice to have a baby who you can play kissy face without worrying about being bitten and stomped on. Temperment wise, she is the polar oposite of Ace. Thank Heaven! We have retired the whapper stick.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The End

I am sad to report that this is the end of Ace's blog. We received word this week that he was humanely euthanised over the weekend. For the past few weeks he had not been acting right. That morning he did not come up to be fed with the other horses, and his owner's husband found him down in the pasture and unable to get to his feet. The decision was made to have him destroyed there.

In my opinion this is for the best. A buyer had been found who was looking for a young horse as a project, but I am happy he did not have to go to yet another new place with his issues. Now I won't have to track him and worry about him for the next 20 some years.

The new filly "Sonia" is doing very well. Perhaps she will make an appearance now and then on The Grey Horse blog.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Baby Pictures

Photos of Baby Girl's first excursion. Still a little folded up, but oh so precious.

Monday, May 30, 2011

It's a Girl

A week early, but four and a half hours late to be on Mom's Birthday.

Bay with a star and one front pastern white. Copy delivered her quickly and easily when my Stepdad went to the house for some coffee in between checking the mare and his cows that are due. She was on her feet in half an hour, and nursing not too long after. She is smaller than Ace was which made the deliver that much easier. Both Mama and baby are doing fine. She is very vocal just like Ace was. Copy nickers and she whinnys back loudly.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

18 days and counting

Copy has reached the "OMG I am so fat" stage.

Today she spent her nap time nickering to herself and groaning exhaustedly.

Then she turned her nose up at some grass that was picked from the wrong part of the lawn.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ace Update

Ace's new home reports that he is doing fine and is a tall, lanky two year old. His ulcers and behavioral issues are under control through lots of turnout and some tummy soothing supplements. He is not on any medication. He does get a bit colicky during barometric changes.

His owner's husband owns a pallet yard so he brings home plenty of sturdy branches for Ace to play with. I imagine his pasture mate is tired of being beaten with sticks!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

How is Copy?

Copy is large and cranky. Her due date isn't until the end of May. I actually videoed a brief, 30 second interview with her this past weekend, but I can't get it to load to Blogger and I've given up trying. She is mostly concerned by the fact that this third pregnancy has completely ruined her girlish figure and made her rump look wide.