Sitting here listening to the guys munching away, I am thinking about how wonderful it was to have all the warm weather and sunshine. What a nice change for all the horses to feel the heat of the sun dancing on their backs; soft breezes playing in the trees, their manes fluttering softly. And guess what? Honey Bandit actually has enough mane to flutter. My sister Tami, was here visiting, from Washington state, and Honey Bandit decided it was time to be a "regular colt", and actually tried to explain to his auntie that "he" was the boss. Of course that didn't last too long, but he gave it his best effort. Our little baby showed some real horsey, actual "mustang" attitude. What a nice change from the carcass that couldn't move for the first 3 weeks.
This was his best day ever, and he played and ran and pranced around. He is a stunning little guy when he "brings it", and boy did he bring it that day. My sis said "he's acting like an Arabian". (My favorite domestic breed). He had his head and tail up and he made sure we knew that he owns the world. It brought tears to my eyes as I watched him prance and dance, (and of course trip a little bit) around the field. But he never fell down once that day,(Tuesday).
Patches and DaBubbles and HB simply tore it up. We took some videos and pictures, and hopefully will have them on the Internet soon.
On a very good note, I found kind of a weird solution to diminish the casting problem. We had tried situations and spaces etc. To see what would make a difference. He still gets cast, but much less when his area is full of critters. You would think that more space would be better, but so far, having less space has helped. We have DaBubbles, Chino, Bear and Honey Bandit all in the same stall next to our bed. Funny enough, he has gotten cast quite a bit less with all the company. I think he feels safer and doesn't need to "hide" against a wall. Of course I could be completely and totally off base. But for whatever reason, it has seemed to help somewhat. So for now, we are taking it one day at a time, but what a wonderful day he had. God bless all of you for your help. We are looking in to some type of camera we could track him on, and appreciate all the good thoughts, suggestions and support. Hugs P & the Gang www.chillypepper.weebly.com Chilly Pepper - Miracle Mustang 30027 State Hwy 44 East Shingletown, CA 96088