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post #1 of 167 Old 06-04-2014, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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Little Miss Elsa

I've been meaning to start this thread for a while, but just haven't been able to find the time until now. For those of you who followed my foaling thread, I bred my Arab/Paint cross mare to a Paint stallion. After 359 loooonnnnng days, and showing absolutely no signs of being imminent, Lilly had a beautiful maximum tobiano filly in the middle of a rainy day.

I have named her Elsa for a barn name (yes, from the movie Frozen) and her registered name will be (if available) Coos' Frosted Lilly. I'm waiting until she sheds her foal coat to register her because I am about 99.9% she will be Seal Brown like her mom.

Elsa is 5 1/2 weeks old now and has been a TON of fun. She leads like a charm, really yielding to pressure, but she actually yields a little TOO well, so we're working on the difference between a pet or scratch and when I actually want her to move off pressure. Other than that, she is wonderful to work with and is growing like a weed. I haven't gotten around to measuring her, but she is looking to be a sturdy girl as she grows. She is starting to shed her foal coat and dark fur is coming through, so she looks like a little raccoon right now. Here are some photos I snapped of her last weekend.

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post #2 of 167 Old 06-04-2014, 10:35 PM
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She's so cute! I love her face!
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post #3 of 167 Old 06-04-2014, 11:40 PM
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What are your plans for her?
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Wow she is so big already!!! Cherish it Glynnis...it goes by fast!
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post #6 of 167 Old 06-05-2014, 02:39 PM
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Awe she has a heart on her side! So cute
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My plans for her so far are to first move her closer and board her once she is weaned. I was hoping to show her in halter as a yearling next summer, but my boyfriend had to go and propose so I'll be getting married instead. I will see if there are any late summer or early fall shows I can get her to. My plan for her is to be my all around English horse and hopefully show in lower levels of dressage and possibly do some jumping. I will not be selling her and likely will not breed either. One foal watch was enough for my life time!

I am honestly thrilled with how she is going so far. She is very willing and catches on very quickly - but still has a little sass to keep me on my toes.

And I love her little heart too! I hope it doesn't lose its shape when she sheds.
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Little miss Elsa is not so little anymore. I measured her and she came out at 12.2 hh - however, she wasn't on level ground, so that is accurate +/- an inch or two. But she is really starting to fill out. I didn't have a chance to go see her last weekend and she was a little fresh when I went to work with her. The little brat didn't want to be caught! We finally settled in and practiced leading, tying and picking up feet and boy does she aim to please! Once she got over her initial skittishness, she was extremely responsive and so far has such a willing attitude. I can't believe she is 6 weeks old already.

Lilly is also holding condition really well, and in fact looks to be getting a little on the pudgy side. I don't mind too much at this point since we are only at 1.5 months for nursing, but will definitely keep an eye on her to make sure she doesn't gain too much weight.

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Also, she has an outline around some of her spots where the darker skin pigment is showing through. Anyone know if it will stay like this, or will that eventually fill in with brown fur?
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It will probably always stay that way - Spidey has the same borders around his spots - he's a bay... love your filly, she is super cute :)
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Well, I guess we'll see. She is starting to darken like her dam, so if the outline stays, it might not be that noticeable. You can really see the dark fur coming on her face in this photo.


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And just for fun, one of Lilly too. :)
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