I really like them too! I didn't think I would like them this much but I TOTALLY do.
I don't know what has gotten into Lacey but last night she pretty much went nuts. I'm thinking that perhaps she's going into her final heat of the season which is traditionally a really hard cycle for her.
Basically, she busted out of her stall twice while I was preparing her food, was climbing the "ledge" side, nearly fell totally down when she took a wrong step and slipped down the ledge, near-missed running me over a couple of times, and when she escaped+when I finally released her, she threw her tail over her back and went galloping up to the gate like a nutso horse.
Today she was somewhat better but still super nutty. I ended up cancelling her lesson scheduled for today due to her cray behavior. She would never hurt anyone intentionally but I refuse to risk someone's child when I know L isn't being herself.
She's sooo weird. Tomorrow we're going on a long ride and hopefully she'll work some of that out of her system!
In other news, today Hazel voluntarily let me touch her and actually enjoyed being touched!
Previously she had been on the "you can touch me is you must but I would really prefer that you didn't" side of things. Yaaay her!
She has so many things that need to happen to her. I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. Her hooves are unacceptably long, one of the back ones is actually curling under a bit, but the seller said that she wasn't great about having her hooves done so I was previously hoping to wait to do them until we know each other a bit better - maybe encourage better behavior because she knows I'm not a killer... However, I noticed today that she's not totally bearing weight on that hoof/leg so it might be an immediate need. :(
She also needs to be shorn. I just ordered a pair of fancy scissors with a spring in them that are supposed to be "the best" for hand shearing. They should come sometime within the next week. Maaaybe I'll be able to hold off on the hoof side of things until I get the scissors and annoying her 100% all at once...
Atticus is also warming up to me but for him it's more "Is Hazel not looking? Maybe now I can come creep up!"
Hazel's pretty jealous of my attentions and generally runs him off whenever she sees him approaching me. Silly girl!
I'm making a point of spending a little sneaky time with Atti on a daily basis though to hopefully build his trust. I still haven't been able to really touch him but he will approach me when Hazel isn't looking, he'll eat out of my hand, and he'll sniff things I hold out to him. If I really grabbed for him, I could touch him but I pretty much want being friends to be his idea.
I hope to own them both for the rest of their lives and I'd really prefer to start out on the right foot! :)
Anyway, that is all for now. My friends think I'm even more nutty than I was before now that I own goats.
I was already "the character" and now I'm a combo "cat lady/horse girl/goat herd/nerrrrd". Shooting for the stars, that's what I'm doing!
But really, if I had a choice of things to do with my life, my life's dream would be to work the land, hang out with animals, and basically be kind of self-sufficient in that way. So in a way, I'm heading for my dream.
I don't know what this says for the rest of my life since I'm only almost 22 (in a week+half!) and have a whole lot more life ahead of me....but whatever comes will be ok...hopefully. :)
Sometimes, this might be weird, I kind of worry that I'm going to die young. I mean, that wouldn't be bad since I believe that I'm going to heaven+resurrection, but when someone my age is already pretty much living their dream... Whatever, not something I need to worry about.
Anyway, on that note, I hope you all are having a lovely day! Haha