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post #1 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Growing Up Baby 2: FInally Pictures! & More Troubles

Hello everyone! I am proud to inform that I now have pics from when I first got to meet the baby, and will be taking some new ones when I can.
So here is one I made of her:


Unfortunately though in the midst of her cuteness, we had an incident occur Wednesday.
My cousin and her friend (12) were at the farm that day. I had seen this friend of hers already handling the filly, placing her hands about a foot up the neck from the withers, her fingers in place where the mane meets the neck, and would squeeze with all her might when she thought the baby was doing something wrong. I remained compuse, told her I didn't like it. The baby would panic even when the girl said it didn't hurt, and try to run but she'd grab the baby and pinch harder.
Well later on when I was gone from the farm...my cousin's mom (my other Aunt) saw them out in the horse field...
They had the baby (not even 3 months old mind you) in the round pen, running her, scaring her to run with a leadrope and cracking it. My other aunt who partially owns the foal with me (by the way we are getting along well now) checked the baby out later on but first, she was pissed.
She yelled at the two because of their stupidity. She said if the baby went wild, she'd have to shoot her. They do not realize if that friend was to be hurt, our family could be sued. And we don't have that kind of money.They also realize much worse could have happened to the baby.
We are going to have to spend hours with her, considering the fact she is now scared of ropes and her leg became enflammed and hot with a possible fever.
Everyone speculates (because my cousin is a follower and has never been a leader) that it was the girls idea. I do especially after the pinching incident.
So needless to say, I have already cried and bit my lip because of anger at the fact they hurt my baby. She is actually more like my little SISTER.

Hope you like her! And the picture! As I said I will try to get more of them later!
-Cheyenne

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 03:03 PM
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Aww she's soo cute!
Oh my...that's such a shame. :( That's ridiculous...I hope she's okay.

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post #3 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well hopefully she will do ok. I think I am going to spend 5 days to a week at the farm, sleep outside in my sleeping bag, and just stay there with my Aunt and Grandmother and start taking more responsibility. While the friend was doing that pinching on the baby, I was on hands and knees, with bare cut hands, fixing a fence line alone.

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 05:45 PM
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She is quite the looker. Remember that those little munchkins are strong little buggers. They recover and heal VERY fast compared to us humans and full grown horses.We're old farts compared to her. If your mare had gotten the injuries I would be a little more concerned but not with this little foal.

I doubt you'll even be able to tell anything ever happened, you'll see. We will keep our fingers crossed for you
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post #5 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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Well what I plan on doing is combining some different methods so she will trust me:
*Giving her a secret name and revealing it to no one, that way when she hears me call her by it she knows it is me.
*Blowing in her nose every day for the scent
*Rubbing her down and getting her used to my feel
*Playing music for her to build curiosity
*Sitting in the field and picking her grass while she is around me. Following her so we can lay down in the field together.
*Running with her through the field and just playing, but able to correct the bad habit of nipping.

Just being there for her y'know? I may have just got my gift of a little sister filly, but I know her like the back of my hand.
=)

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post #6 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 06:37 PM
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See good for you. You know what you're doing.
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post #7 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 06:52 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, no one has ever told me that before. I've never been critiqued nicely by anyone around me for it.

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post #8 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 07:12 PM
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Well what I plan on doing is combining some different methods so she will trust me:
*Giving her a secret name and revealing it to no one, that way when she hears me call her by it she knows it is me.....
This is a cute idea, I've never heard of this before.
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post #9 of 9 Old 06-06-2008, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Hmm, well thank you irisheyes
You'd be suprised what you can learn just from reading. That's how that idea came to me, and it works.

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