02-12-2012, 08:11 PM
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Kansas, what I meant by that is exactly what you said. The very docile Lena has another side to her. I've had to watch myself pretty close when I go into her stall. Even if I just want to pet her, her ears go straight back and she gets ready to bite. Earlier today she was just warning me with little nips to what ever I was holding. When we were trying to get his blanket on, she came at me with teeth bared and almost got ahold of me. Though, she is a lot calmer when it is only me in there.
He is getting use to me. I was able to kneel down in front of him and he got to check me out pretty good. Sat there sniffing my hair, face, coat. He really liked my nose, actually licked me a few times. So he isn't bad around us. Probably would spend more time with us if his momma didn't make him stay by her.
Also, someone answer me this. When we first put the blanket on, we didn't want to stress them out to much so we just buckled the belly strap and had taken off the leggings. So earlier when I fed them, he let me put the straps on. Do you think if I wouldn't have put the straps on that the blanket could of slid over? He wore it without the straps for atleast 2 hours, laying down and all.
Hmm, we might have a name for him. Phoenix. As everyone may know, Phoenixes are a fantasy creature, when they die they are reborn from their ashes. Why are we thinking of this name for him? It goes back to when we first got Lena. Our vet checked in April, no foal. She wasn't bred in our care, so how did we get this little colt? Checked in August, no foal. Again, we didn't breed her. Now look at the bundle of joy we have?
Thoughts on this name? We are really looking for a name that suits him. One that has to do with going against the odds. I mean look at how skinny she was when we first got her. She was atleast a month pregnant with him at the time, he shouldn't be alive with that alone. Also a name to do with patience would be reasonable. Share your thoughts, if you have a better barn name with him, give it up with a reason. I really want his name to fit him.