So three of the four mamas on the farm have finally decided to humour me and deliver their babies. So far he count id two fillies and a colt. We're still waiting for Onrus the piebald pony to deliver. I will try and post some pics as soon as I get to a faster connection. Now of the three foals the little pinto filly and a colt that's so far a light bay, but hislegs are going lighter by the day and since we wuspect his dad is grey, who knows what he'll be in six months tiime?
What I really want to ask however is tips/ techniques you've found helpfull to tame them. At the moment I just try and approach mama and then give her loads of attention and then kind of bye the way try and touch the filly. She loves sucking my fingers and I was wondering if there was somethng I could put on my fingers to make me even more desirable? I try and scratch her butt or withers when I can and generally just make her friend.
The colt's mom is unfortunately not such good friends with me, so I try and work him a little while mama is eating, but it's a slow process.
I assume they are still too young for treats, like little pieces of a carrot of a little sugar/molasses syrup? I try and use approach/retreat and trying to go slow, but I'm only human and they're Sooo cute...
Sorry this is so long!