Saturday, April 30, 2016

I think weaning is over, finally!

I turned the mares back out with the whole herd today.  They'd been in an adjacent pasture.  The babies always seemed so interested in them and still are, but I think the mares are finally over the baby thing.  Neither mare let their babies nurse today and both kicked at them.  I thought Cody might still let Charlie, but she actually kicked her and made contact!  Catlow mostly just threatened.  The babies only tried that initial meeting and now they are all fine.  I haven't even seen them try again all day.  Everyone is happy.

Shimmer is such a beautiful filly.  Inside and out.

Charlie has finally officially caught up to Shimmer!  Yearling versus 3 year old.

I put Chico's grazing muzzle back on for the "summer".  It's been warm enough that the pastures are coming in and Chico is really fat already.  He's the only fat one.  Denny doesn't understand what's on Chico's face!  Isn't this boy going to be a handsome horse?

Flaxen mane!

Making baby mouth!  Trying to understand what is up with Chico!  Chico just wants this thing off his face.

Charlie is still shedding her coat.  Her winter hairs are dull and brown.  But she is shiny and black in the few places she has nicks or bite marks, giving a taste of what's to come!

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