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!
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!
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.
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.
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...