Here is little more about Nova: We drove about 15 hours to pick Nova up and then drove 18 hours back with her home.. uff.
-She came from a breeder in OK, she was pretty much unhandled by humans since she was a baby except for worming, shots etc.. so she is a BIG project.. but she lears so quickly.
-When we got her 3 1/2 weeks ago, she was extremely spooky, was wary of humans and very flighty..
- I have been messing with her almost every day since and now she will come to me in the pasture, will let me put the halter on, lifts feet, lunges really well and I ponied her off my older mare last Sunday and she did awesome She is very curious horse and very sensitive - I ask her something once and she will do it with no hesitation - the other day I loaded her in my friends small 2 horse straight load trailer.. well I did not mean to load her -- but she just followed me into it when I went to put some tack inside LOL!
- I love that about young horses because they don't know much and if they have no bad experience they learn sooo quick - it's very encouraging
The one thing I am worried about her is that she seems quite small - I sticked her at 13.3HH 2 weeks ago. I did not get to see her dam or sire in person. Her sire is Cruisin for Color (Son of Color Me Smart out of Little Lena - whom was a small horse)
- we have started her on good hay and mix of grains - she already seems to be filling in a little bit. She is still butt high by 2-3 inches over her withers I think her diet consisted only of what grew outside before we got her - so I am hoping she will grow at least few more inches with proper nutrition.. she will be 2 years old on January 20th. Did your QHs grow more after turning 2 years old? She is really my first "baby".