Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: in a mystical, magical place called Pennsylvania, USA
Thank you! He is a beauty. :)
Well, I am hoping to take him to college with me. He will be about 4 or 5, which is when I am planning on breaking him. So I would like to be able to take him and train him while I'm there. More future plans; probably eventing. I'm going to start with Tiara either this year or next year for sure. So I'll take him as far as he can go, when he grows up :)
We'll probably also do lots of trail riding, both pleasure and competitive, and driving as well. Basically, just a great, all-rounder like Tiara.
I have a question for knowlegable people. He was born with 4 white hooves, which he still has. Will his hooves darken with age, or is he always going to have white hooves? I thought that was very uncommon for Haflingers, to have 4 white feet. All of the ones I've met have had at least 2 or 3 black hooves. Our 2 have 3 black ones, and 1 white hind with a black stripe, while the black hind has a white stripe. I know his body will darken with age, but so will his hooves?
And what do you think of the myth that white hooves are softer than black; true or false?
I'll upload some current pictures tomorrow. He is really coming along with his training. He leads great now, and we will be starting tieing soon. Today, we left him in the paddock, and walked Tiara away, and he did not care one bit. Even when she was out of sight, he was occupied by snorkling in the water trough and neighing to the other horses, who were thundering across the pasture about a mile away. We have his first show set too, a friend's fun "Just Ponies" show on the 30th. It's only 10 minutes away, and everyone's very friendly and understanding, so if he's going nuts, we can just take him home or something. But I think he'll be fine. He's done nothing but surprise us so far.
He is growing a lot. I measure him at about 215lbs today. Is that big fr almost 4 weeks? He also has a big, strong cresty neck and seems to be losing some baby fur too. :)
Crickett-Born 10:30p.m. May 17th, 2013.
Eventing: Red on Right
,White on Left, Insanity in the Middle