Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Florida
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.