Friday, September 4, 2009
The Weanling Fillies
I haven't done a post about my two weanlings in a while. I haven't taken pictures of them in a few months. I just go out to the barn, feed them, clean up after them, brush them, walk them around, and then turn them out, and some how I forget to take pictures. But yesterday I made sure I took my camera with me. They have gotten so big. Josephine is the strangest color ever. Genetics wise she is a buckskin, but looking at her I would never say that. Josephine has gotten tall and has filled out a lot. She is still more prissy and more cautious than the other filly. I guess you could say she acts more "Thoroughbred like". She isn't spooky but she needs some time to warm up to you first. Josephine also has a chip on her shoulder about Mr. Cowboy. Mr. Cowboy changes her hoof bandage and they have had some words about it. Josephine tired to talk back, but Mr. Cowboy won. Now she stands like a lady. I hope this isn't a sign of how she learns things. She'll let you do it the first time, then freaks out about it the second time. The third time she will fight back, and the fourth time she lets you win. She is nothing like Tater/Luna/Moon. This filly is the first one to meet ya at the gate. She wants you to love on her, scratch her rear and feed her. We can lead her anywhere, trim her hooves like it's nothing, and even let the kids brush her. Also, poor Tater/Luna/Moon doesn't really have a name yet. When I talk to Mr. Cowboy about her, I just say, "Your filly" or "Blaze's filly". What I do know is that this girl has a booty!! It's HUGE!! Josephine is a bit jealous. Every girl wants to have a nice booty. Josephine has a nice booty, it's just not as HUGE as Tater/Luna/Moon's. But Josephine has one thing up on Tater/Luna/Moon. She has some pretty sweet legs!! Oh I can't wait to ride her. To really see what she can do. She naturally has a level head and is flat kneed. Yearling Lunge Line Classes here we come!! She even sets up on her own. See how she just holds her head? I am really hoping she is going to be a star. If I can get her hoof back to normal. We are duck taping it and waiting for the toe to grow out. Which seems like it's taking forever. Beefy horse and Beefy Dog are both eyeballing the food. Belle was hoping Tater/Luna/Moon would share her food. Both fillies are really good with the dogs. They are really good with all the normal and not so normal barn noises. They are used to screaming children and all sorts of ruckus. I need to get them ready to get hauled to places so by next February they will be used to going to shows. Mr. Cowboy is really excited about showing Tater/Luna/Moon. He says, "I am going to kick your butt". Which I do not think is funny. I am hoping to show to get PAC points on Josephine. We have three shows by us that do PAC points. But her being a solid paint, I wonder if that would still work? I am really excited to work with both of these girls. And if anyone has any tips for yearling halter and yearling lunge line classes, please share!! I am trying to be prepared for the months ahead. And this silly boy is going into Barrel Racing training. He is Josephine's half brother, Ozzie. I am doing the training my self. I am going to start some lessons during the week with a trainer to make sure I am doing it right. Being that I know NOTHING about barrel racing. Ozzie just likes to go. We rode him at a rodeo last month. I need to post about that. He did a 24 second run. That was his first time in that arena, he trotted to each barrel, stopped at each barrel, and cantered home. I ran a 24 with my mare cantering the entire thing and thought I was going fast. Ozzie can sure track some ground!!!