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post #1 of 259 Old 05-17-2016, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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RAISING NOVIA ( A thread on raising a foal from birth for the first time.)

When I used to raise Abyssinian cats, the newborns were really still a part of their mom for about the first five weeks, like one entity. With a foal it's completely different. They are their own from the get go, their own personality and their own antics.

Novia is one week old today, so time to start her own thread. It will be a good way for me to keep track of her progression as well.

I was going to take new photos today but after cleaning stalls, feeding and doing a little halter work with Novia, a major thunderstorm rolled in and then I got distracted with a fish fry at the farm. So instead of taking pics, I ate fried fish, homemade fries, drank a beer and hung out with some good people. I'll take photos tomorrow.

I worked with her and the halter for about ten minutes and she wasn't to keen on me putting pressure on her but she did get it a couple of times.
Her idea of fun is backing up to me so she can give me a kick which in return she got a thump on the rear and then she would hide behind mama. After that she would come back for a scratch. She's a little stinker.
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post #2 of 259 Old 05-17-2016, 10:13 PM
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I just love this baby!!! Can't wait for the new pictures!
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Subbing for this. I can't wait to see how your progress with her goes!

She does sound like a stinker. :)
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I just love this baby!!! Can't wait for the new pictures!
There has been quite a few of us who have been blessed with beautiful babies this year. I feel so lucky.
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post #5 of 259 Old 05-18-2016, 07:32 AM
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Subbing, can´t wait for more stories about this delightful baby.
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post #6 of 259 Old 05-18-2016, 07:57 AM
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Fried fish over foal pics?! Jeez you need to get your priorities straight. Its not like you can share the fish with us to make up for it.



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WHERE is my BEER???
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post #8 of 259 Old 05-18-2016, 11:24 AM
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Haha, I would have had trouble prioritizing beer and fried fish over foal pics too... I love horses, but I think I might just love food a little more. Can't wait for more pictures though.
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We did a little more leading lessons this morning and Novia did great. It's not taking her long at all to figure things out. Afterwards I turned Laela and her out. She had a blast running around through the mud. She also had her first encounter with fire ants today. Life is rough, first a major thunderstorm last night and fire ants today.

Encounter with the fire ants :(
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Running through the mud and having a blast
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