Hello everyone great news.
(I first of all want to apologize for not having pics yet!)
Well the baby is doing wonderous. Lil Bit, as I call her, is getting bigger and her head is up to her mother's back now. We are trying to see her gait and figure out if maybe she is a SSHBEA quality baby. Her coat is beautiful and it is a light brown and white.
Not much to describe her except.....
She takes after daddy and grandmother.
Nothing like her mother! Strange how that happens huh?
Well another big event:
Apache (dad), Penny (mom), Lil Bit, Ginger (Penny's daughter), and Teddy Bear (Penny's son, gelded, youngest of all her babies excluding Lil Bit) are now all in the same pasture.
The baby has spunk. She has kicked her brother and sister and only little brother kicked her. Jealousy took over after mom replaced him with a new one!
Apache is challenging over 3 FENCE LINES BETWEEN him and Penny's oldest son, still a stallion, Rowdy. But only to prove his strength and protect his herd.
He lets Penny and Lil Bit stay in his barn and guards the door from Ginger and Teddy Bear. He kicks them for getting too close. The baby also is bonding well with her dad, it is such a sight!
His manners are good too even though he got a rowdy bunch of kids in there now. He handled it very well to lead and change halters the first day they were all put together. He is a perfect gentleman pretty much now, knowing he is a father and the herd leader.
So we will be starting him on barrels as soon as he gets a breast collar and enter him in our kids rodeos, for the arena race (race down to one barrel, turn it, and come back). Possibly the real barrels.
Best wishes to everyone else and theirs truly (horssssssssssssses that is!)
Memory for Stormy. You were my brother and will forever be in my heart little painted foal of the sky.