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post #11 of 175 Old 06-17-2014, 03:20 PM
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Oh she is wonderful! Annoyed that I missed the birth update but glad to see she arrived safely!
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post #12 of 175 Old 06-17-2014, 03:50 PM
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oh my oh my oh my oh my! She has a heart on her left size. That is just too adorable. Can I has her? PLEEEEEEEASE?
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post #13 of 175 Old 06-23-2014, 01:09 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by MooAndSproglett View Post
Oh she is wonderful! Annoyed that I missed the birth update but glad to see she arrived safely!
Lol I wouldn't blame you if you stopped following for a while. Lilly kept her until day 359.

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oh my oh my oh my oh my! She has a heart on her left size. That is just too adorable. Can I has her? PLEEEEEEEASE?
Thank you. I also like her heart. I just hope it doesn't change too much when she sheds her foal coat!

Well, Elsa is 2 months old on the 24th. Where did the time go? She is such a smart little thing too. She has figured out that if I come into the pen with a halter, it means work and she doesn't want to be caught! If I hide it on my person or go into the pen with nothing, she's sweet as pie! But she is coming along very nicely. She responds almost instantaneously to "walk on" and "ho." She is ok with picking up her front feet and we're still working on the backs. She's going through a bit of an ugly phase as she's really starting to shed her foal coat, so she's all patchy. But boy is she growing. I have to loosen the halter by a hole every week and soon she'll be into the next size up, because she is on the very last hole of her current halter.

I absolutely love her willing attitude. I walked her all over the yard today and at one point went out of sight from Lilly. Lilly neighed, Elsa neighed back, but she didn't skip a beat and kept walking right along beside me. Even when we turned around, she didn't try and rush back to Lilly and we did a halt at one point. She was definitely wanting to go back, but did not at any point get ahead of me. I was so proud of her! We walked right up to Lilly after that so they could touch and Lilly seemed perfectly satisfied with that because as soon as she did so, she walked away. For a mare that was so concerned with her foal's well-being and would panic if Elsa went more than a foot away, she sure couldn't care less now.

The mosquitoes were just awful last night and so I made them a smudge. Tikki absolutely loves the smoke and gets in there as closely as she can. Elsa was definitely curious to see what was going on.

Just for fun, Tikki basking in the smoke.
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The lighter "soft points" are starting to make an appearance.
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Heaven help me tame that mane.
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post #14 of 175 Old 06-26-2014, 08:38 AM
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The "mapping" on the edge of her patches will probably come and go - it will be more visible in summer, less so in winter.

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post #15 of 175 Old 06-26-2014, 10:20 PM
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What a beautiful specimen Lilly has created! I just want to give her a big hug!

Sorry if I missed it, but is Elsa brown or bay? The lightening of her soft points made me think brown but I don't know anything about foal colours.

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post #16 of 175 Old 06-27-2014, 12:39 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you! I'm not regretting a single minute with this girl. I can't believe how quickly she catches on. She has definitely exceeded my expectations.

And she will be brown like Lilly. She's in the midst of a colour change and is losing the reddish hair with the dark coming through. I'm pretty excited to see the end result.
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post #17 of 175 Old 06-27-2014, 01:56 AM
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Smudge pot.. and they dont get lung damage from breathing in the smoke?
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post #18 of 175 Old 06-27-2014, 12:36 PM
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OMG! I wants her!! She's too cute!! can I have her? Pweaaase! only kidding! lol but don't be surprised if you come to find her missing and me shouting "quick start the car!" lol! She's just too cute! (Looove her name BTW, I'm a big fan of frozen!) !!
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What is the "recipe" for your smudge pot? Here in Kansas the flies and mosquitoes are absolutely horrible. We have had so much rain (really not complaining) so the bugs are thick as tar.

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I don't suppose the smoke is particularly good for them, but tikki is the only one who gets in that close. We only make a smudge if the mosquitoes are exceptionally bad which amounts to maybe once or twice a month, and only in summer, so I doubt there is any long-term damage.

My recipe is pretty simple. It's wet straw. I also grabbed the hay around their feeder that was wet and gross and put a layer of dry straw on the bottom with wet on top. The straw underneath burns but is suffocated by the wet straw on top. It will smoldering for hours with relatively
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