Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Good Morning!

 I needed some quiet time with my donkey, and Pedro obliged, with a lot of funny faces thrown in for good measure.

 He's such a big love.

Bob is too dignified to pose for silly pictures.

Scout rode in a big boy bit for the first time yesterday. Tonka sure loved his Dutton bit, and I think Scout will too.

Luc was trying out a little head flinging and rudeness at feeding time. When I got him out to work a bit he seemed to get over it. We need to spend more time together. I spend so much time separating them to feed Luc and medicate Scout twice a day, that I don't spend near enough quality time with anyone. It gets a little discouraging, exhausting, frustrating, and sometimes downright angrifying (Scout doesn't much like his medicine).
I'm feeding Luc a lot of expensive feed (which he insists on spilling every time) and he's not really putting on a lot of weight. I hope that means he's growing. I could add more alfalfa but he's already acting like he's on jet fuel... I'm just going to try to be patient and remember that growing horses are ugly ducklings.


Linda said...

Yes, they are. When they finally start to put on weight and just generally mature, you can see big changes. Beautiful was a wee one, but she's hefty now. She's always be slighter in frame though. Your donkey is so cute. Makes me want one.

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

I think everyone needs a donkey! Except those jerks who rope them and neglect them. They are excellent therapists and cuddlers.

T.L. Merrybard said...

I think the saying goes with young horses to look at them at 3 days, then 3 months, then try not to look at them with an eye to conformation again until they are 3 years old. :)

Andrea -Mustang Saga said...

Unfortunately, he IS 3 now. He looks like a 2 year old. But I'm sure he's just a little slow. He really just needs to fill out some.

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froglander said...

Cody didn't look filled out until he was about 7, he'll be 9 this summer (where has the time gone?!?)

He has done well these last few years on plenty of hay (orchard/alfalfa mix) and Triple Crown senior.