Thought you might enjoy these pictures. My surgery went well and my shoulder is not doing too badly. I am actually able to care for a baby if one pops up. PTL that this was a quickie. The only thing is that there is one piece of cartilage that the doc is hoping will reattach. Apparently if it doesn't I have to go back in. yuk. So we will run (oh yeah - I can't) or limp real fast towards the fact that everything will stay fabulous.
I so wanted to attend the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting, and the rally against the horse slaughtering. However, there are some truly important facts that I had to consider. First off, it is way out of my budget to get there, and even if I had that kind of dough, it would most likely be much better spent on hay. That would buy a lot of hay. Also, and this is by far the most important, if a baby comes up, as usual, everything else would take a back seat so it could be a huge waste of money. So please do not think that I am not wanting to be there, it simply is not an option this year.
We took out my stitches a few days ago, (my son helped as I couldn't reach the back ones). Then we got snow and ice again, so my plans to take the Rock Star out in the round pen to be "saddled up" were foiled. Thanks to our awesome nursery though, I was able to safely bring him in and we practiced saddling up.
First of all, I know he is a boy, and the blanket is pink. But he is a very manly mustang and can wear it well. Also, the saddle does not fit him properly (of that I am well aware), but for saddle training it is perfect. It is light and ,as he will only be about one year old on March 12, 2013, that is very important. It also has the appropriate things to hang on his sides and the straps to go under his belly and between his legs.
As is very evident, the Rock Star has absolutely no concern about wearing his gear and moving around in it. He trusts us completely and loved the attention. By the time he is ready to ride, the gear should be about as comfy and non-existent as his mane to him. Speaking of his mane, isn't it spectacular? He is taking after his daddy, the famous "BUBBA".
I also know that some people have commented on his belly. He is not wormy, and that is just the way he grows. Romeo, on the other hand, is going to be like Suri was and be absolutely stunning through every growth period. Rocky is like Chilly. She has gone through some really really unattractive growth spurts, which the vet said is just the way some of them grow. As you can see by the pix though, Chilly Pepper is starting to come into her own.
God bless and please pray for all the horses and the people trying to care for them and all the others who need help.