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post #11 of 35 Old 08-27-2013, 12:28 AM
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Jen great photos!!! I adore Rafe.. It's been such a pleasure to watch him grow up. Taz, too, but Rafe holds a special place in my heart.
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post #12 of 35 Old 08-27-2013, 12:35 AM
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Smrobs, really nice to see the progression of your horses. They're both lovely.
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post #13 of 35 Old 08-27-2013, 12:47 AM Thread Starter
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Talyn

And finally, my youngest: Talyn.

For her whole story, you can look at this thread
Hmm, decisions...decisions LOL

Anyway, she was born feral sometime last spring (2012) and I first saw her when she was, I'm guesstimating, right around 5 months old. She caught my eye in spite of her faults. At first I think it was the blue eye and the belly splash, but the more I studied her and her momma, the more I fell in love with her temperament as well.


So, when the owners suddenly decided to round up the entire herd and ship them off, I was determined to get her. She came home in February of this year as a bounce-off-the-wall wildling.
*about 11 months old*




She was relatively quick to gentle at first, getting her roped, haltered, and leading tentatively that first afternoon.


Her first human touch




After that, she progressed quickly....with some help from the old respect-teaching babysitter, Dobe




She became more and more confident to approach me on her own without fear


She and Dobe quickly bonded as he took her under his wing (he's a Pegasus with invisible wings, didn't you know? LOL)
At this point, she'd been here a little less than 2 weeks


That was also the time of her first excursion out of the roundpen on a lead. Took all that like a champ


In an attempt to train her mane to all lay on one side, I braided it...which put a huge flashing neon sign right on her poor neck LOL
*12 months old*


Then, it was time for her to re-join a herd as a domesticated horse, so she got turned out with Dobe into the draft pen.
That caused a rather hilarious amount of shenanigans on their part




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But they eventually all relaxed


So, she ate and drank and was merry...until her mare-itude began to show itself (the look is directed at the mule behind her, not at me)


Then, spring came and she began to shed off but mostly just looked like a moth-eaten sweater LOL
*14 months*


I've had to battle with worms on her worse than any other. She just kept getting darker and darker as spring progressed


Then, she finally slicked off and got shiny.


The first attempt to turn her out into the big pasture was a bust, but she and Dobe had a lot of fun while they were out there.
*15 months*


She'll stand for the farrier with only the barest hint of initial tension, and that's only there because I'm the only one who's ever really handled her


She's a long way from perfect, but I do see some potential there.
*almost 17 months*


The second attempt to turn her out in the big pasture went a lot better and that's where she's staying now.


She's finally growing into herself a little bit and starting to look more like a real horse instead of a conglomeration of different animals LOL
*18 months*


And though she's not grown much, height wise (only about a hand since February), she's sure matured and looks a ton better.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/

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post #15 of 35 Old 08-27-2013, 12:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks all . Muppet, Drafty, I'm sorry, but Rafe is staying here LOL. Not quite sure about Taz yet. He might be needing a home someday after he's going well under saddle. I've already promised that if the day comes I ever do sell him, my friends from HoFo have first dibs .


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Those are fun photos! Love them. What happened to that youngster I was interested in buying from you last year?
Which one is that, do you remember? I can't seem to think and R and T were the only young'uns I had at the time.

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post #16 of 35 Old 08-27-2013, 01:51 AM
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Talyn looks like a different horse! She's growing into herself nicely (finally) haha

LOVE. This thread
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I have enjoyed the Talyn photos! I can't wait to see how she ends up!!
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post #18 of 35 Old 08-27-2013, 02:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks . I've been pleasantly surprised with her. She's looking so much better this year. Gives me hope for her in 2-3 when she's big enough to ride *giggles giddily*.

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post #19 of 35 Old 08-27-2013, 11:57 AM
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I thoroughly enjoyed this whole post! I especially love your youngest! Just because she's so pretty! But all your horses are beautiful! :)
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post #20 of 35 Old 08-30-2013, 09:16 AM
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GREAT post! :)

Do you want to adopt a sister? LOL
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