Little Miss Princess is doing wonderfully with her own little herd consisting of Nim and Dollar. She likes pushing her weight around then using them as scratching posts, they on the other hand think she's the neatest thing since spring grass. I think we know all the naive......horse AND human go through a learning process.
The bugs are so bad in the evenings she is stalled at night. She loves it. I go out late afternoon when the gnats get bad and she races to the gate anxious to be led to her room under the ceiling fan. Since I bathed and clipped her last week, she wears her Crusader mask with ears so the bugs don't chew her ears off. They're doing a good number on the horses WITH hairy ears here so I cannot let Miss Princess's bare ears left as a bug buffet.
She's still taping at 14.1 at the wither and 14.2 at the hip. I'm hoping soon she'll hit a growth spurt to at least push her past pony size. She's growing outward not upward but has been placed on a strict managed grazing schedule (and I've even got a grazing muzzle in the tack room for backup). She still gets only a handful of Purina Ultium but that's only to get her scoop of Recovery EQ down. I've sidelined the ponying off the four wheeler for now but that's only because I don't feel like detaching the huge sprayer off the back. I've still got to spray the fields for weeds one last time for the season. Other than that, she's living it up out here at the farm. Then again, what horse doesn't think they're living it up out here.