So to start off with I no longer own big horses, I sold Rain and bought Mini's. And I can tell you now you can't have just one LOL. I started out with Fortora Farms Grey Arrow. He is a 17 month old silver colt, he will be gelded. I got him in Aug of this year (2009). He is amazingly smart. To smart for his own good at times haha.. Anyway's after owning him for about a month, I knew mini's were for me :) Then on Oct. 9th 2009 (last Friday) I traded Rain for two Mini mares and $400 (I recieved the money).
Sanuye Skys is a 3 year old Paint. She is bred to a 30" Black stud for a Feb '10 foal. So excited and can't wait to see what he/she looks like
Silver Belles is a 19 month old grey filly.
When I traded I was told Belles and Sanuye were everything I was looking for pretty much. She said they were broke to lead, Sanuye had been started in driving and that you could pick their feet up, bath them and they trailered. Well needless to say none of that was the complete truth.
I want to start this from the day they arrived off the trailer.
*~*Oct. 9, 2009: The previous owner arrived. Had both the mares loose in the front of a stock trailer. She wanted to go see Rain before we got them off the trailer. So we walked back across the road to see Rain. Of course Rain was EVERYTHING I told her and more. She was thrilled with her. So everything was alright. Keep in mind the night before she told me she had trimed their feet and bathed them.
She opened the trailer and right off I knew something was off. Her husband couldn't "catch" Belles even though she was only standing in the front of the trailer. After about 5 mins of him and her playing "catch the mouse" with Belles they got the leads on both the girls and pretty much dragged them off the trailer. As soon as they stepped off the trailer I was a little heated. Sanuye feet are all grown out, she has no heal and they have started cracking. So much for being trimmed the day before huh? Belles dosen't look much better but they at least look healthy. Sanuye is at a good weight. Belles was a little under weight, not much though.
I wasn't to worried about it though nothing I can't fix. And I know she will take care of Rain as I can check on her all the time. I have it written on a contract..
So for Friday I just let them go. I left breakaway halters on them in case I couldn't catch them.
*~*Oct. 10, 09: Went to feed that morning and guess what? Couldn't catch the little devils Grr I was pretty upset as they completly weren't what I was expecting but it's fine now lol I have gotten over it. But with a little grain bribing I was able to catch Sanuye and tie her up (I tie all my horses up while they are eating so each get their right amounts). Belles was a little bit worse. When I tried to catch hold of her halter she would rear up and paw at me. But after a few minutes she quited down. After they ate I left them alone and went to the house. That evening I caught them again to feed, Sanuye walked right up to me. Belles again wasn't so easy. And yet again she reared up.
Hahe just looked up and noticed it was 1:30 am So I will finish this is the AM.. Need to get some sleep :)