Growing Up Baby 2: FInally Pictures! & More Troubles

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeding

Growing Up Baby 2: FInally Pictures! & More Troubles

This is a discussion on Growing Up Baby 2: FInally Pictures! & More Troubles within the Horse Breeding forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category

    View Poll Results: What Do You Think of Epona?
    Beautiful, gogeous, nice looking 2 66.67%
    She looks like a champ, good body 1 33.33%
    Voters: 3. You may not vote on this poll

    LinkBack Thread Tools
        06-06-2008, 03:23 PM
    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 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!
    Sponsored Links
        06-06-2008, 04:03 PM
    Aww she's soo cute!
    Oh my...that's such a shame. :( That's ridiculous...I hope she's okay.
        06-06-2008, 04:44 PM
    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.
        06-06-2008, 06:45 PM
    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
        06-06-2008, 07:00 PM
    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.
        06-06-2008, 07:37 PM
    See good for you. You know what you're doing.
        06-06-2008, 07:52 PM
    Wow, no one has ever told me that before. I've never been critiqued nicely by anyone around me for it.
        06-06-2008, 08:12 PM
    Originally Posted by MemoryForStormy
    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.
        06-06-2008, 08:14 PM
    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.

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:


    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:46 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0