Honey Bandit finally has his "BAND". He has his own little "family", made up of the two minis and Suri. It is wonderful to see the four of them playing together and watch the interaction as they each find their own place in the pecking order. I have to say though, it won't be long before Princess Suri rules, as she will definitely be the lead mare.
She is quite comical when she gets her milk. I have to distract DaBubbles, as he thinks that he should have it, and would take it away if he could. At the very end he gets to help "clean up" the bowl. The other night I went out to give her more milk and DaBubbles was on the floor, with his feet stretched straight out in front of him, the milk bowl firmly in between his hooves.
When Suri gets tired of DaBubbles, she backs on to him, nearly sitting on him. Then she will but bump him. That little girl has attitude. We will be watching closely, but are pretty certain that she will outrun Honey Bandit all day long. She has nearly full energy, (not quite, but almost) for a baby her age, and is as fast as lightning.
Honey Bandit is amazing. He is so beautiful and just continues to improve. He has such a big strong neck, almost "studly". It looks so awesome when he arches it and does his little prance. You can feel the power he has when he moves beside you. He has come so far from the pile of bones and carcass, and continues to grow bigger and stronger daily. He is going to be a very solid horse, and hopefully someday we will be able to ride him as he runs across the land. But for now, he is safe and happy and well, thanks to all of you.
We are still trying to raise funds for Suri's surgery, and I want to thank everyone who has helped our rescue and these beautiful babies. God Bless you so much! P & the critters
p.s. please be patient if I havent' kept up with the emails. I only get access to the internet occasionally. Will send pix of the "band" together soon.