Well, Josie is 162 days in foal!!! She is doing well, although has been sharing with my friend's horse and I think it's showing in her condition. She is a slow eater and the other one is a pig so I'm almost certain she isn't getting her full share , even if she is top dog. I had her front feet shod so she wouldn't continue to chip anymore and am planning on leaving them on til February. What do y'all think of her conditioning? I think she needs more weight, seems like she has lost some conditioning over her back especially :/. We did go to a playday and I turned her loose to do a couple events.
We actually got 3 1st's, which is amazing considering I don't do speed events and she definitely isn't patterned. Thank god for a smart horse who doesn't anything I ask! Going quicker than a lope got to her head a bit coming out and she didn't stop how she normally does but came right back to me when I rode her in/out of the arena when the event was over. She's been whispering in other horses' ears all about how she should be a racehorse and how she actually isn't cow bred at all :p.
She is actually extremely smart and well rounded, along with having to he most expression I've ever seen in a horse's face, I can tell exactly how she is feeling and she loved it! We might have to play more with the barrels :)
She got a 23 on the cloverleaf barrels, 8 on the straightaway barrels, 11 on the flag race, I got d/c'd on the potato race, and got a 12 on the weaving in and out of 2 barrels , whatever that one was called! We would have done so much better on the cloverleaf but I was in split leather reins right after putting some showsheen on her so the reins would run straight through my hands!
Anyways, I am extremely proud of her , it's a compliment when someone comes up and asks if I take outside horse because my horse is amazing ;)
Other than that, things have been somewhat slow for her. I'm going to take her to get checked out by my vet again in about 6 weeks just to make sure everything is golden. I am worried about her condition though, any thoughts?
Trail ride a couple weeks ago! It was one of the first cooler afternoons!
Pretty neat shell ground tie when my farrier is out :)
Shows her pretty dapples while in a stall when the sky was about to open up.
She never did show from behind but I figured I'd start taking a couple pics anyways!
This was the pic that got me thinking she needs more weight/conditioning on her. She has a much better top line than this pic shows usually. What are your thoughts?