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        07-19-2010, 10:17 AM
      #191
    Green Broke
    LOL Dee, my Fiona was just the same. As long as you are sharp and nip it in the bud if anything is directed at you, just let the adult horses handle her mischief as they see fit. They tend to be extremely tolerant of babies for the first few months, and Fiona got VERY bossy - it was funny to see her chasing big Claymore across the pasture, and he'd just run away from her. I'm sure it has some kind of basis in intinct/learning herd behavior. They didn't really start disciplining her until the 2.5 month mark, but now they give her a nip and chase if she gets bratty. I've really enjoyed watching babies grow up within the "herd" rather then being segregated... it's fascinating to me to watch herd dynamics develop. You'll probably notice in the next week or two Mystie will develop a "babysitter" personality to give momma a break to nap and graze, that's what happened with mine, though I was surprised Finn, my yearling stud colt (and Fiona's big brother) was the one that became babysitter in my herd - I would have though it would be my Misty, the only other mare I have. Fun stuff! Rain is a beautiful girl!
         
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        07-19-2010, 10:25 AM
      #192
    Foal
    Thumbs up Herd dynamics

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    Originally Posted by Indyhorse    
    LOL Dee, my Fiona was just the same. As long as you are sharp and nip it in the bud if anything is directed at you, just let the adult horses handle her mischief as they see fit. They tend to be extremely tolerant of babies for the first few months, and Fiona got VERY bossy - it was funny to see her chasing big Claymore across the pasture, and he'd just run away from her. I'm sure it has some kind of basis in intinct/learning herd behavior. They didn't really start disciplining her until the 2.5 month mark, but now they give her a nip and chase if she gets bratty. I've really enjoyed watching babies grow up within the "herd" rather then being segregated... it's fascinating to me to watch herd dynamics develop. You'll probably notice in the next week or two Mystie will develop a "babysitter" personality to give momma a break to nap and graze, that's what happened with mine, though I was surprised Finn, my yearling stud colt (and Fiona's big brother) was the one that became babysitter in my herd - I would have though it would be my Misty, the only other mare I have. Fun stuff! Rain is a beautiful girl!
    Hi there -
    Funny enough I was just this morning noticing that a pushy little yearling I bought last year is suddenly not so pushy as she used to be. When she was with the other youngsters, she would shove everybody out of the way, or block them off, to get a scratch - but now that she's with a more normalized herd - the mares have taught her manners in no time flat! She waits her turn now, and is much more respectful to horses, and to people. Go, mares, go!!
         
        07-19-2010, 11:49 AM
      #193
    Foal
    This is Kodac.
    He was born on April 16th.
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        07-19-2010, 11:51 AM
      #194
    Green Broke
    Bahahaha!! Love that first picture of kodac lol tooo cute! He looks like such a character
         
        07-19-2010, 11:56 AM
      #195
    Foal
    Oh my goodness he is.
    I LOVE babies for that reason, they are so full of life and adventure. He is so much fun to just sit out and watch for hours on end. Although he's a bit of a trouble maker to in my herd. Lol
         
        07-19-2010, 12:04 PM
      #196
    Foal
    Woo hoo! Ain't you and Kodac been two busy critters? What a well handled little fella. Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.
         
        07-19-2010, 12:08 PM
      #197
    Foal
    Awwe thanks
    I get so many compliments on how well mannered he is for only being 3 months. I recently just took him to a show and he trotted next to me, backed up, and didnt raise a fuss at all about the bustle of showing.
    He is an absolute delight.
         
        07-19-2010, 12:13 PM
      #198
    Foal
    Sounds like he's well bred, and well managed. It takes a special kind of handler to bring out the best in a youngster that small. Don't sell yourself short! I'm sure a lot of his good behavior is because of you. The great thing is, if he ever has to be sold, he will stay out of trouble because he is such a pleasure to handle, and he will have a nice life. You're doing him a great service.
         
        07-19-2010, 12:22 PM
      #199
    Foal
    Thank you, that means alot
    Unfortunately he is for sale now. Im moving away for college and cannot keep him. I am hoping to find him a really good home that will treat him the way he deserves. Fingers crossed.
         
        07-19-2010, 12:27 PM
      #200
    Foal
    Thumbs up

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    Originally Posted by rraylutz210    
    thank you, that means alot
    Unfortunately he is for sale now. Im moving away for college and cannot keep him. I am hoping to find him a really good home that will treat him the way he deserves. Fingers crossed.
    Fingers duly crossed. Well, you certainly are doing everything possible to make him easy to sell, and to give him the best possible chance of a successful life. I wish all folks who bred horses were as diligent as you seem to be! Good luck in college. I'm sure you'll do very well there.
         

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