Piper is currently getting her float training, taking it real slow, she is far more relaxed than I thought she would be. She will happily put her front hooves on the ramp and stand there, haven't asked for anything more. Have also been getting her used to walking on rubber, by getting her to walk over a piece we have lying around. Taking everything in her stride and backs beautifully now, a week ago, she had no clue and wouldn't respond at all till you put a lot of pressure on her and then she'd mainly just lean back into you.
Stryder is going to ring in the new year sleeping.
He's gotten so big. He's at least 14.2 in the withers and more than that on the hip. He strings to 16.1 so we'll see. He's been growing like a weed the last few months and getting very thick. Someone asked if he was a draft cross. He's just a chunk.
I'll take more pictures tomorrow, when he's officially a coming 2 year old. I had a hat for him and everything that I forgot to bring today :/
Merlot is back with the boys. She and Zephyr are joined at the hip but she hasn't so far let him drink - fingers crossed. Persil is being very jealous and keeps trying to keep Merlot and Zephyr apart.
It's all very interesting, ad at times - nerve wracking!
She,and all the other horses for that matter,have had vacation time the last few months,simply because it's impossible to really do much with them due to the weather and all the snow;have no indoor facilities to work them in.Not that they mind.. ;)
WOAH Countryrider, now THAT is either a big snowfall or a horse with very short legs
It's just 2 1/2 feet of snow. ;) (She's around 14.2 hh) She's lighter,so doesn't sink all the way to the ground;the poor preggo mares on the other hand practically drag their bellies through the stuff.
LOL, Just 2.5 feet. Around here, we get that much snow and the entire state shuts down.
I love little miss thing, but I think she's getting uglier LOL. Part of it is her winter woolies, another part is that she's still standing nearly a full hand downhill, and of course the big old hay belly doesn't help *eyeroll*.
Forgive her wonky stance on her front end here, she was in the middle of moving when I snapped this one.
Chilling with her big brothers
Dobe being a snot and reminding everyone that he's king of the mountain here LOL.