Thursday, February 7, 2008

Settlin' In

Want to start off by saying that I have been trying to take some pictures of the fillies since I got them home.....but brought them home Sunday in the pouring rain....no pix.....then I did go home early on Monday to try to get some, got a few, but of course if was feeding time and all heads were down. Have not gotten home before dark any this week since, so no more pix yet. Am going to try to get some on Sunday, as we are trail riding this Sat, so probably will not get home in time for pix.

But this has been an adventure.....

Before someone bashes me about mixing in new horses.....let me say this first. Chance (Bear's TWH) loves the babies....he always has. When I had a boarding barn, I would wean the babies using him. I would always give the baby to him and he would protect them from the rest of the herd and also keep them occupied when they would cry for momma. So I was really not concerned about his actions. Now Jag on the other hand, I knew might be an issue, but he is really so laid back and is so in love with Chance I figured he would just follow Chance's lead.
We put the girls out with the boys and all was fine. Chance was grooming, and loving on them....while Jag just stayed clear....after about an hour - it started......Jag started chasing them around and trying to kick at them. Chance then followed suit. I was sooooo mad at them...got the girls away and put the boys in the front pasture. Chance was heartbroken......he just stood at the fence calling them. I guess Jag might have figured out that he is no longer at the bottom of the pecking order now....so he is going to show them.....

Well each day we have been giving them about an hour together and all has been well. So today I left them all out together (actually the girls broke my little home-made gate that I had between the pastures.....mental note - buy a 12 foot gate Friday). I have been worried all day and have begged Bear to try to get by there.....

Just got a text message from him.....a picture of all four....one baby laying down.....everyone is fine and dandy......whew....!!!!!!

I knew they would get it together.....either that or the boys would be in permanent time out !!
Here are a couple of pictures I took Monday afternoon.....
This is Chick and Destiny. Destiny is not mine, just borrowing her for a while, she is for sale.
Thanks for letting me share......