Today I decided to do some major work with Peppin. He's getting to be such a big boy and as some of you know, he's had a lot to overcome and so is still a bit rope/halter shy. If you havent met Peppin yet, let me introduce him to you. Peppin is a 10 month old Thoroughbred colt. He, his dam and four other horses were taken up by our local horse rescue from a racing owner who had gone bankrupt and crammed all six horses into two stalls- shutting them out of the light and feeding them only moldy hay and water. We took them in as fosters in November, when he was three months old. Unfortunately Peppin had an accident (we still don't know what happened, but our guess is that it was a tree branch) and lost his eye about two months ago, which meant a long period of stall rest and him having to relearn a lot of things. All of the doctoring that we had to do also soured him to the lead rope and I've been spending the last month or so regaining his trust. He's turning into a big puppy and absolutely LOVES to have his ears rubbed. And remarkably...he's doing VERY well on his blind (left) side as well!
So here he is, 10 months- 14.3hh, and growing like a weed. For reference, the boy holding him is 6'2. He's definitely in the gangly stage right now, and he has very typical TB conformation including mile-long pasterns >.> but hopefully he'll make a good pleasure horse none the less :) I'm sort of sad that he ended up not being liver chestnut though...haha
His pretty...eye xD we affectionately call him our 'pirate pony.' We're still leading him on the right side but he lets us handle him well on his left as well, so long as we talk to him as we're doing it to let him know where we are.
Then some preggo pictures of Sour ofcourse...who decided to do her own hair this morning by decorating it with burrs...I wasn't impressed ;)
All bathed and fresh
I was so excited I got to feel the baby moving around a little bit today when I was leaning against her. So sweet <3 I'm telling you though, being pregnate in the summer is making Sour a VERY crabby mama
Myss Pony wondering why I didnt take her out today. Crazy girl!
Aaand TEMPEST, now two months old and mid-fugly foal shedding ;) she's as cute and mean as ever!
Looking all cute and innocent-
And this was halarious. I turned Sour out and she saw the baby sleeping so she went over to investigate, sniffing its huge ears like 'what IS this thing?!'
And then Tempest wakes up after being snotted on, and Sour's like "OH CRAP. Quick, look uninterested. Hey mom I think the little brat woke up...'