Monday, October 12, 2009

The Baby is Here!

Due to previous obligations on Sunday, I couldn't be at the Painted Creek for the arrival of my sister's Mustang filly, Chance. Luckily, I was able to get myself to the farm later that afternoon to see My Boy and how the new little munchkin was doing!

Chance was running a loop around her pasture when I first got there. Paint Girl and I walked out and climbed over the gate of her pasture. She immediately calmed down and walked around us, pausing at times. She seemed unsure if she wanted much human contact or attention. However, it was obvious that our presence comforted her.

Hey Pony Girl, what are you doing over there?

My Boy's leg scratch is mostly healed, but there is a huge scab over the worst of it. I felt like picking it off but I washed it out and put antiseptic on it, but left it be to de-scab itself. I took him back and longed him in the arena. He was being lazy and I only had the 14 ft. line so he just trotted about ten minutes each way. He's out of shape! Afterward, I let him graze along the filly's pasture.

Chance grazed alongside him in her pasture. She reminded me of the bird in the book "Are You My Mother?" by P.D. Eastman, wandering around asking other animals and things if they were his mother. My Boy kept eyeing the pretty filly suspiciously at times, but didn't really seemed overly concerned or interested in her. He's definitely confused as to why she isn't a goat! He thought it was pretty cool she's wearing green halter that matches his, though.

Later, I put My Boy away and picked rocks out of his pasture. I ended up taking a little video of him and Chance. Please don't laugh at my Pony Girl voice. I can't help talking to my horse that way, it's hilarious and sappy, I know!

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It has been cute to see my sister worrying about Chance. I think she'd make a good mother someday! Hint, hint! Baby horses are a bit spontaneous and unpredictable, and I think Paint Girl's biggest fear is that she's going to get herself into some kind of trouble.

Look how little Chance is in the background! I think she is whinnying.

I think My Boy is looking handsome here. I love that his coat gets a richer copper color as his winter fuzzies grow in.

Congrats Paint Girl, on bringing your new baby home! It will be fun to watch her grow up, and I know My Boy will look after his little sister!

27 comments:

  1. Ha, Pony Girl, you can see by your pictures your heart is still with your boy!

    Chance is really cute--I like your reference to "Are you My Mother?" It gives me a good picture of what Chance is doing in her new home.

    Has anyone heard how her mother took the separation?

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  2. So cute is the little girl! How about the little white up by he mane? cute!!!
    Glad to be back reading and posting some these days. I felt like I have been missing my old friends!

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  4. Sorry Pony Girl, The HORSIE voice is cute is what I meant

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  5. Oh, those babies, they will get you every time! So glad that Chance is home with Paint Girl and settling in nicely.

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  6. Happy little Chance is home. She is so sweet...going to be great to watch her go through the "paces." My Boy will take good care of her.

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  7. Fun that you got to go see her. I totally forgot about "Are You My Mother". What a GREAT book that was. Glad you reminded me. :)

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  8. My boy looks like he will watch over Chance, and make sure she doesn't get into trouble!

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  9. Look at my cute baby!! She does much better when your boy hangs out by her. Once the horse's all go to the lower part of the pasture, she starts to run and whinny. I am sure she will be much better in a few days!
    In Linda's comment, she asked if anyone had heard how Chance's mom Liberty is doing. I did get a report on her last night. She didn't look for Chance for about 5 hours after we left, then she started looking for her baby. She whinnied from time to time. But she is doing well. Sounds like she gets to go to her new home this weekend!
    Also to those wondering about the white up by her mane, that is her brand. All Mustangs that are captured get branded.

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  10. So cute to see Chance learning about her new home and family!!! And you are a new AUNTIE!!!

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  11. It looks like lots of fun on the farm! Chance is sure a cutie and I love that last picture of Riley. The sunlight this time of year is amazing. I hope you had a good weekend!

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  12. I love the way you're talking to your boy! Nice to know I'm not the only one...

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  13. Well I liked your video!! And I wouldn't dare giggle at your way of talking to the horses cause I do it too LOL!!

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  14. Oh my gosh, I must have read that book to my youngest brother a hundred times! Can't wait to see more pix and stories about Chance. When there's young ones around, things are always unpredictable.

    I was surprised at how quickly my Boyz have gotten their winter woollies. Poco gets a deep expresso color color, but at the same time, his roaning gets whiter on his back and silvery everywhere else. Anyway, it sure seems like they got their winter coats sooner this year. I wonder if that's an omen as to what kind of winter we're going to have. So far, though, it's just super WET.

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  15. Thanks for the pictures! She's adorable, and he seems happy to have her nearby. He's looking good, and you're right, his coat is even more beautiful!

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  16. Chance is so cute! Isolde loved stallions so maybe she'll ask your Boy to be her Beau?

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  17. Thanks for sharing your photos and video. i enjoyed them! I look forward to following Chance's progress.

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  18. I remember that book! It was one of my favorites as a child!
    Your boy is looking mighty handsome, and so is Chance. It's great fun to see her grow and thanks for the photos!

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  19. Oh that video is so cute to watch! I have the same voice for my brumby! Your horses is so adorable! All that licking and chewing. I just want to tickle his spots. He seems to be taking the new beebee in in stride! The ardent appy!!!

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  20. Oh! How fun it is to see Chance over here, too, especially with your handsome spotted boy. He may be out of shape, but he looks gorgeous!
    Have you been able to get in any riding time?

    ~Lisa

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  21. I can't say a word to anyone about how they talk to their horse -- I have my own silly sappy way of talking to all my animals....
    Love the video..it is so cool to have a little filly around. She is gorgeous!

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  22. There's more of a story to that green halter she's sporting there... I actually donated it to Tracey a couple months back as I have no more use for it. It was worn by some of my favorite Kiger foals down here in Northern California! :D Glad to see it's back in action. ;)

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  23. {Mudranch}~ Thanks for sharing that, I'm sure Paint Girl will find that interesting to know! :)

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  24. Aww she is so cute. It will be an adventure for sure! I talk to my guys the same way :)

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  25. These photos are sooooo cute! It is good that Your Boy is keeping little Chance company. The video of you talking sounds EXACTLY like me talking to my sweet boys!

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  26. My Boy is so gorgeous and Chance is just too cute! I loved your video, too! and you better believe i would be talking same way to those sweethearts! love your blog so much! just became a follower so i won't miss anymore posts!

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