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  1. #221
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    The fence is working fine - I acquired a tester today - but I discovered that the horses aren't getting a real big ZAPP! due to poor earthing (suspected) which will be improved by running a non-insulated line of tape through the star pickets - NOT connected to the earth line. When horses press on the fence and touch a live tape and a line that is connected to a star picket, BOOM!

    The joys of living in a desert...



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    Thought I would share a quick video with everyone. The filly now accepts a halter and began lead training today. She is a smart little cookie.

    Boring video of me sitting on a round bale, looking at her through the gate. Still... I haven't been able to catch her playing on camera yet, this was second best.

    http://youtu.be/cRTYXUS9rgU


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    That is one seriously cute foal.
    Oh, well, clearly you're not thoroughly indoctrinated to COTH yet, because finger pointing and drawing conclusions are the cornerstones of this great online community. (Tidy Rabbit)


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    Damn I love that foal. I've said it before and I'll say it again, that is one hellishly cool looking foal. I love the black legs, mad professor goggles, and that zebra look. Pity it will change but for now - TOO COOL!


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    Precious . And really relaxing to watch.
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    Precious. Thanks for sharing. Will she really loose the spots? We have a 19 yo spotted apply in our barn.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ultimateshowmom View Post
    Precious. Thanks for sharing. Will she really loose the spots? We have a 19 yo spotted apply in our barn.
    Yes, her daddy's stupid grey genes will eventually ruin her spots, but for now they are fab-u-lous
    *CrowneDragon*
    As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.


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    To me, her head markings remind me of a race horse's blinker mask. She's really adorable.
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    U do realize that you are going to have to post monthly updates of her so we can keep our cuteness levels up right?? lol

    Cute song as well.

    P.

    ps. I think I have those shoes too


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    Too, too adorable!



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    In the video of your filly her coloured parts look very liver to me not black. You mentioned your mare was born black looking out of two registered chestnuts. I'd say your mare has a good chance of being liver chestnut under all the Appy genes. Your mare's remaining colour even looks more dark brown, liver than black so don't doubt her parentage just yet.

    Beautiful filly btw, hope you get lots of enjoyment out of your surprise.


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    You are quite correct Marengo, I suspect she is a liver chestnut. The filly's spots are going brown very fast!

    Something new today! What happens when you pull on the girth straps, eh...? I rode Velvet around the paddock for 10 minutes today. She went very well, so quiet considering M'm Zebra was doing cartwheels under her nose.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...57642226_n.jpg

    The yellow collar around her neck is a tick collar.


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    But, don't forget that appy genetics can REALLY skew color, called "color shifting".

    she'd be an interesting one to test
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    Here's is the latest dose of destructive foal terror! Beware!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_4Hg...ature=youtu.be


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    I shake my head at what a beautiful foal she is!
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    Can you hear me "squeeeing" from the other side of the world, OP?

    I am so in LOVE with your baby I can barely stand it. I am literally laughing out loud at her and your other mare's back and forth
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    Hello all, I've been a terrible updater!! I haven't even got any really recent photos to show off... sorry, but you are all getting the month old pics at this stage.

    Well, little "Polo" is now approaching FIVE months old (if you count weeks, not by calendar month) and growing like a weed. She has lost ALL her black markings around her face and legs - these have gone white (with spots on her face) or roan (with spots on her legs). Her mane is brown and white but her tail is black - except for a white streak that runs down the underside of the dock. She is a little corker! We are approaching the weaning stage already, and I have been separating her from the dam at ride times, which she accepts without fuss. Tonight I started feeding them in separate paddocks, and took Velvet for a walk down the road, sans Polo.

    Ok, here are the photos. The baby photos first for the newbies...

    02-03 October 2013 - hours old.
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...f9ac961be00820
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    31 October 2013
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.n...97038209_n.jpg

    09 December 2013 - 9.5 weeks old
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...47405262_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...90355443_n.jpghttps://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...45612963_o.jpg

    25 December 2013 - Christmas mischief
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...79425509_n.jpg

    Date uncertain - these trees no longer exist thanks to the monster!
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.n...84250063_n.jpg

    Taken around new year, most recent photo I have...
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.n...99340576_n.jpg


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    What an awesome looking little guy!



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    She is just stunning! And looks big.
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    His cuteness is killing me. What a fun little guy!



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