For those who think the hair tearing out ends once the mare foals, you could not be more wrong! Takala is enough horse to drive a person crazy, but such a perfect horse has to come with a little extra dose of personality. She is 10 days old today, and has grown taller, and filled out some more. She has outgrown her blanket, and is embracing her nude self. If weather gets in the negatives we have a larger blanket lined up if she can't handle the frigid temperatures. She got to go out and explore the outdoor arena for about an hour, and found her legs. At first she stayed around mom, but by the time I went out to bring her back in she was making laps around the outside of the ring! But her new found legs proved awfully stressful when it came to bringing them back into the indoor. Going to the outdoor she stuck at mum's tail, and was well mannered. Coming back she stayed a few yards away from Tenakee, and would just wander off. When I took Tenakee through the door, Takala whinnied to her, and the other horses called back, so Lila started wandering off towards the other horses.
The personality that she has, I am not at all surprised she wandered, but since it went so well taking her to the outdoor I hoped with all my heart she would be a turd. If the weather permits, they will get a whole play day outside this weekend. I will, of course, enlist the help of family to keep Takala in line and make things a wee less stressful.