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post #1 of 28 Old 10-26-2009, 12:48 AM Thread Starter
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Talking FINALLY decent pictures of Halo my new filly!

Okay so for those of you who do not know, my husband bought Halo for me on Sept. 15th while I was in the hospital getting a D&C because I had a miscarriage. I had noooo idea until my husband brought me home and there she was standing in the front yard. He said he had found her the day before and even though he can't stand mares, there was something about her that he said was "Perfect". We named her Halo because of our circumstances because it was like an angel brought her too us so she is the Halo in our lives. Don't get me wrong, Scout is my baby and him and I have an amazing bond, but when we got Halo, it for one helped me get through tough times because it was the thought from my husband and 2, there is just something about this horse that is just sooo calming. :) Oh and she is a little down hill but then again she is only 2 yrs old so has lots of growing to do to even out AND some pictures were on a slope.

Anyways I will shut up now, lol, here are the pictures from today.

I was letting them graze from being cooped up from the front yard.

Halo sure does LOVE to eat. :)

She wandered to the backyard.

Please excuse our neighbors very trashy yard, lol.

She has an odd shaped head, but I still love it.

I finally took her lead rope off so she can graze around the backyard.
Oh and yes, she is very dirty, she loves to roll!

Soooooo we have 3 acres behind our backyard BUT we just bought the house and the previous owners had it soooooo trashed with junk, metal, barbwire, metal tin and everything, so it has been hell getting it fixed up. My 2 horses have been staying in my front yard until we get one sectioned fenced off, we are using no climb with hot wire on top. Also, even though we have took loads and loads of trash and metal out, we are down to 3 large piles still out there, ugh, sooo frustrating. But I know I can't keep them cooped up so every other day, I supervise them from 30 min. to an hour so they can stretch their legs. I just pull up my chair, grab a soda and enjoy just watching them and taking pictures, lol. Soooo please excuse the property you are about to see, it is still a work in progress. Also, as for the chainlink fence with barb wire on top, that seperates us from a canal, and my husband and I are going to come 3 ft in from that and put a fence along it because I don't want my horses trying to rub their face on it and get scratched up, grrrr....

Sorry for the long paragraphs, I am just trying to answer any questions that might arise, lol.

I thought it was cute how she was standing, lol.

I love this pic of her.

Halo by the work truck.

Just checking things out.

Out back by another neighbors house.

Halo finally stretching her legs.

Lol, Scout looks like her shadow that was running away.

Haha, I used to think Scout was fast until Halo came along, man that girl has some speed.

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post #2 of 28 Old 10-26-2009, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Sorry for all the picures but here is a few more, hahaha.

Halo slowing down so Scout could keep up.

Her coming up to the fence that seperates our backyard from the pasture.

Don't worry, they don't get near the t-posts cuz they know what hotwire is, lol.

Finally time to go back into front yard but I tied them to the trailer to clean hooves first. :)

Just resting and waiting her turn for her hoof cleaning.

She is my baby doll. :)

I just love her face, she makes my heart melt.

Last but not least, one of my favorite pictures only because I don't catch her often with her ears pricked forward, she is normally either eating or just relaxing, haha.

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post #3 of 28 Old 10-26-2009, 12:57 AM
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She's adorable! =)
Thanks for sharing!

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She is beautiful! Love all the running/action shots :)

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Thank y'all so much, she is my baby girl and I LOVE her soooo much, hmm... I am trying to figure a color out for her though. Like for Scout I love doing everything blue, I have been thinking maybe changing to green with him but anyways, for Halo, really subtle colors look good on her. For instance, Lilac purple looks good, sky blue, I haven't yet seen pink on her. The blue I have on her now looks good, but I just want something different from Scout's color, lol.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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I think lilac would look stunning on her. :] Pink might not look so great because of her already pink skin. A little contrast is good.

I love her color, so many people think double dilutes are weird, but I find them goregous. Maybe it's because I'm such a sucker for blue eyes, lol! Hope you're ready to invest in fly gear to keep all that pink skin from sunburning. :P She looks super athletic. What are your plans for her?
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She is so pretty! Looks like a very well built little filly! Thanks for sharing. :]
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post #8 of 28 Old 10-26-2009, 01:23 AM Thread Starter
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I think lilac would look wonderful on her. For later on, do you know of anywhere that carries lilac saddle pads? Western... Also, I read up on Perlinos and sunburn and it actually said this **

Misconception #2: Because of thier pink skin, double dilutes sunburn easily and have increased problems with cancer.
False- Graphically illustrated above, there is a difference between pinks. What does this mean? It means that the rules reguarding bald faced white horses (like a mostly white paint) and sunburn do not apply to double dilutes. While no research has been done on the subject to date, owners of double dilutes who also have paints or other horses with large areas of white markings report that thier double dilutes sunburn much less frequently, if at all.
This is quoted from CPEA Cream Gene Info

My husband said the lady he got her from said that she never had a sunburn and living in California we all know how the sun gets here, haha.

BUT, I do know that having lighter eyes that sometimes it can be sensitive to light, so on really sunny sunny days I will have her fly mask on. I know it has still been very very sunny here and after having her a little over a month I haven't yet had a problem with sunburn, YAY, lol. I still will keep a close eye out though as I know it is possible. Man I used to have a paint that ALWAYS sunburned on her nose so I had to keep baby sunblock on her, lol.

This is her pedigree. Skootin Poka Dox Paint
Yah I have heard that ppl will either really like cremellos or perlinos or just hate them. The lady that sold her said that she was really well cow bred and that her sire was a working cow horse and did tons of heading and heeling as well as many other of her ancestors. Not bad for a $500 horse, haha. She was being sold because the lady was getting a divorce and had to sell off all her horses and her ranch. :(

I would actually love to do gymkana with her and possibly barrels. Just from today man she had some super get up and go and could stop on a dime. Honestly I am really nothing but a trail rider, lol, but I would hate to see some talent go to waste.

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Hm, that's interesting. I've never heard that before. But it looks like she has a blaze, so I'd still be worried about that getting burnt.
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Oh trust me, I won't be taking any chances, lol. Thankfully I have had experience with a horse who sunburns easily. Is there any potential you see in her? The gelding I have is very halter bred, but when I went to a show just to watch, I didn't think he looked near as good as any of them, lol. Idk. What about Halo though, do you see any potential in her? I would love to do more than just trail riding, I just don't really know how to go about doing other things, lol.

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