Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Since it's hot outside and I'm in cooling off for a few before I head out to round two of working in the great outdoors, I figured it was finally time to sit down a spell and do a blog update on Rose. Her Facebook fan page has become such a help at letting me cheat, if I've only got five minutes on the computer, well, it only takes two seconds to do a quick blurb and go on about my business. Blogging of course, well, it takes a tad bit longer to write. Facebook doesn't help though when I have a million things running through my brain and I want to actually write them out, but those who know me know I rarely sit down. Sitting down is just not in my vocabulary. I'll wind up paying for it one day.

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.

5 comments:

OldMorgans said...

Beautiful photos. sigh...
She is looking so very nice and happy. All my horses want to move to your farm.

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Starbuck said...

I cannot get over how gorgeous Rose is - nor how much better her back looks from the early days of her blog!

Out of curiosity, I'm aware Nim is short for Nimrod - but why does she go by that?

Stelladorro said...

Rose looks gorgeous! I'm extremely jealous of how white you got her, my little grey mare is a pain to bathe because she refuses to tie and since I've tossed her little butt out of the training barn and back on pasture to live like a 'real horse' for the summer, she's dirtier and browner then usual. I think I've given up on keeping her clean though, I'll just admire yours!

Samiya Rossini said...

Rose is so beautiful! And she looks incredibly happy.

KD said...

Hi there ! Just wondering how Rose is doing this summer.........