Got home from Texas around 10AM and finally got to see my Tenakee again! All the horses still have four legs, two ears and a tail. And the population of horses at the farm didn't rise, but I did get my fix of baby Curlies in Texas. On the way home we stopped at Stag Creek Ranch and we got to see all of the horses. It really was great, and I had looked at them online so much that I knew almost all of their names.
Their were only four foals so far, and they made me want Tenakee to give up her foal so much! Such magnificent curls and all of them were so friendly. I also got to meet the stud *Angel's Spirit and boy is he a charmer. We walked right in the pasture and he came to say hello. He was pastured with babies and mares and was an absolute sweetheart. He definitely passes that onto his foals as well as his stunning looks. I will upload some pictures of that experience in a bit, but now onto Tenakee.
Today I went to check on her and of course we still have no foal. But after seeing some of the other mares at Stag Creek I don't think we will be having a baby for a while; a few of those mares were huge! After being on horse detox for a week I decided to ride her a little bit. This was my third (or fourth? can't remember..) time riding her and she did alright. We had a bit of a problem moving forward and away from the gate. I used the tack she came with, (draft saddle & bridle,) and I didn't have enough of a feel for that to really get consistent. I also did not want to squeeze her too much and hurt the baby some how.
But I felt contented knowing that I at least have something to start from. Still no baby, and I think we might be waiting a while.
And to thank you all for your help and encouragement; pictures!