Monday, April 20, 2009
Busy Weekend, Foal Update
We have been non stop for the last three days. It has been super crazy around here. We got the whole "turning out my horses" thing figured out and straightened out. I told Mr. Cowboy I would just keep my mouth shut because I was upset and didn't want to say something I would regret. But it's all straightened out. Cowpokette is feeling better. She now is back to sleeping all night and smiling all day. Well, almost all day. Saturday morning I went out to the barn to clean stalls and move mares and babies around and I took some pictures. Here is the filly I call Tater and Mr. Cowboy calls Moon. Mr. Cowboy hates the name Tater, but I think it suits her. Do you see that little stinker? She is opening the gate. She knows when they are done eating that she gets to go out and eat grass. She is a sweet foal. She will let anyone touch her and pick up her feet. When she lays down anyone can practically lay on her. She is really social. She loves that green stuff! She is getting really thick. Nice big rump, huge chest, and nice wide back. Built for speed!! Well, at least we hope so. Then there is this Diva. She is 5 days old in these pictures. She is a lot more reserved than Tater. She is graceful with her playing. She doesn't buck too much or too high. When she rears she acts like it's ballet. I had started calling her Josephine, or Josey for short. But I am not sure about that now. Her sad attempt at bucking. She really is quite the lady compared to our spunky Tater Tot! Mr. Cowboy and I have been throwing around some registered names and we have come up with a few different ones. Mr. Cowboy loves ZZ Top and someone suggested calling her ZZ or Legs. ZZ Top has a song called Legs. So, we tossed around a few registered names with "Legs" in it. The first one, "Review Deez Hot Legs". Her sire's name is Final Review, and that goes back to Sonny Dee Bar, Skipper W, Mister J Bar, Leo, and Impressive. Don't hate me because I have an Impressive foal. I always swore I would never have an Impressive bred horse, but now I do, and I will repent later. Okay, and now I can't remember any of the other names we had picked. I had written them down and I can't find the paper. Drats! That is just the weekend I have been having. I just thought up one, "Impressive Hot Legs". But I kinda wanted to leave out the Impressive part. Being that some people really cringe when they hear that name. Kinda like what I used to do and still kind of do. There are a lot of people who say Impressive foals are crazy. But I know a lot of them that were awesome performance horses and pretty darn good looking too! So, if anyone can think of a fun registered name, let me know. I am stuck. What do you do when your legs are longer than your neck? I love leggy foals. This Little Cowpoke loves foals too. The foals will walk up to him way before they even think about coming over to me. I think it's his size that has something to do with it. He isn't as scary as I am. She is really a fun little filly. She does cut up sometimes, but it isn't long lived. She really is more prissy than Tater. That is way I had liked the name Josephine. Well, I figure she will get a name soon enough. Little Cowpoke wants to call her Juney and Big Cowpoke wants to call her Gloria. I just hope she will be an easy horse to train and will move with beauty and love to show!! Is that a Pirouette I see there? I think I might have taken too many pictures, but I can't help it, and trust me.....I deleted a lot! And then I just didn't post all the others! And as far as her color goes, I looked into the Dunskin thing. The only way she can be a dunskin is if she has Dun in her family lines. Her mother is a Thoroughbred, so no Duns there. And her Sire is a Cremello, but he doesn't have any recorded Duns in his family lines. So, this filly just has a lot of Dun characteristics, but not the family genes to back it up. I will have to see if she keeps her dorsal striped, webbing on her face, bars on her legs, shadows on the back of her ears, and shadow over her withers. With all those Dun Characteristics I was sure I was going to find one Dun in her Dad's family, but nope, not one. So, a buckskin she is.