Friday, March 27, 2009

Hangin' With the Herd

I took off yesterday and today — woohoo!

The baby's name remains Rohrschachs Hexstatic, but his barn name is changed to Rico (as in Suavé), in homage to the little playboy he fancies himself already.

It was nice enough for mother and baby to be turned out, and the entire herd showed up to pay their respects. Hope this video works. Although I have shot and posted video before, this was my first attempt at editing. The black horse at the top of the screen at the end of the video is Rico's full brother, Scorch (Rohrschachs Slow Burn), so named because he was in the oven so long, it burned off all his spots. I was lucky enough to be present at his birth.

Yesterday was also farrier day, the first since Jaz's abcess. I had not been out there since last Sunday, and I was amazed at how good his feet looked. The black lines are gone. His right front foot looked the best of them all initially, but now shows very early signs of the disease. I am glad to know what it looks like. He also has thrush, but I need Heather to show me what that looks like.

Even though I'm a paying customer, I helped strip and re-bed the Boyz' stalls. I told Heather and Nita they need to find a couple more people like me and they'll have it made!

I'm headed out there again today. I introduced Poco to clippers yesterday (he was a CHAMP), and I have 2 fully charged batteries. I'll be tormenting them both — bwahahaha! The photos I took of my efforts weren't too good, so I'll try to get better ones today.


Laura said...

That foal is super cute - he sure liked burning around out in the paddock!!

Anonymous said...

What a little cutie! As much as I like seeing other people's foals, I would never have them around. Take a horse's need to be self-destructive and multiply it by about 100 and you have a foal.

It's easier to smell thrush than to see it, in my opinion. Especially for horses who live outside and tend to have muddier feet than those who are stalled. Once you know what it smells like, you'll never forget it! Pretty pungent stuff.

Paint Girl said...

He is so adorable! Loved the video! Mom sure didn't want him to get too far away!

Cactus Jack Splash said...

What a lovely baby. Mom is sure a good one and the welcoming committee is darling

cowgirljlynn said...

Loved the video! He is so cute!

Anonymous said...

What a cutie. Feeling fresh, too!

Leah Fry said...

I don't want a foal for the same reason I don't want a puppy or kitten. I don't want to spend the time and effort training one from the ground up. It's like a baby — hand it back when you're done playing :-)

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