Thats unfortunate that Fox is being a booger. But, give her some time and she'll come around!
My mom is actually quite mad and Chilly. Whenever she goes into the stall to do something, give her water, food, clean the stall...Chilly places herself between my mom and the baby. Protecting baby. And not letting my mom touch her. But me, lol, i can go into the stall and do whatever i want, include hugging baby, and Chilly just glances at me and then goes back to either eating or napping. LMAO. My mom is NOT happy. She says she wants her OWN baby. LoL.
I find it quite amusing to be honest.
Swelling was down last night at the midnight check. And has stayed away when my mom fed them this morning. (Im sure with an evil mare glare from Chilly towards my mom...*snicker*snicker*) Cant wait to see how she looks tonight. Posted via Mobile Device
Takala and Tenakee are the same way. I try to explain to people how they are, and they say she must be skittish, or mom must be over-protective. I try to explain it, but the only people who understand are those who see it themselves. I was very cautious the first time I went in the stall with Tenakee and her new baby, but Tenakee wasn't too bad with me, just a little on edge when we dipped Takala's navel, but that was about it. I'm still the only one who can really get my hands on Takala, but she'll come up to other people through the fence. Tenakee could care less when I play with her baby, but with others she turns very 'mother goose' and hides her. Not that I mind.
Makes me feel special, such an honor to be picked by a old nag to baby sit her little devil child.
But I did spend most of winter scratching her bottom and other unreachable places while she was big, so it was the special bond we forged.
Hopefully Wrecker will be all clear in a few days, those little horses how they manage to hurt themselves. Takala had an ugly scab on her soft little nose for her first few weeks, and it has finally healed, but she is shedding and is patching and weird anyway. Her walking should improve. Takala only really walked funky on one foot, where she'd walk on her heel or her fetlock. Now she has straightened out, but I still occasionally catch her rocking back on that one foot. Best of luck to all of you! I have to say I was really looking forward to this baby since last year, and Wrecker is a beauty and I'd love to see this pony grow up!