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.
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. 2014-06-21 21.59.47.jpg 2014-06-21 22.05.21.jpg
The lighter "soft points" are starting to make an appearance. 2014-06-22 12.57.51.jpg 2014-06-22 13.06.09.jpg
Heaven help me tame that mane. 2014-06-22 13.06.28.jpg 2014-06-22 13.07.10.jpg