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    Daughter can not go to work since the school system is closed so it was clean up the baby horse day as it was 89F He is still a yearling

    He is about 14.3h, weighing at about 1050 pounds.... and is very pleasant to be around (but annoying at times) wants to help with whatever and has two gaits walk and run ...well three ..run faster

    He is learning to behave in his new herd of Bonnie and Lakota, they all seem to get along peacefully

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    Daughter can not go to work since the school system is closed so it was clean up the baby horse day as it was 89F He is still a yearling

    He is about 14.3h, weighing at about 1050 pounds.... and is very pleasant to be around (but annoying at times) wants to help with whatever and has two gaits walk and run ...well three ..run faster

    He is learning to behave in his new herd of Bonnie and Lakota, they all seem to get along peacefully
    He is beautiful and so well presented there.

    We too are supposed to be 90F tomorrow, but with 50 mph winds.
    That may mean big storms for you.

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      He is gorgeous!!

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        Originally posted by Bluey View Post

        He is beautiful and so well presented there.

        We too are supposed to be 90F tomorrow, but with 50 mph winds.
        That may mean big storms for you.
        officially the wettest start of a year... here we have already gotten over 20 inches of rain....airport official rain gauge is 15.23 inches since Jan 1st

        here is Bonnie the 22 year old mare, she is adjusting well to civilization after spending five or six years in a pasture by herself

        This horse might be the smartest horse we have ever had, she can link events together ....it took her less than two weeks to understand if I go feed the wild cat next door that she is to be fed next.... she sees me from the back of the pasture and is at the gate nickering

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          Originally posted by Denali6298 View Post
          He is gorgeous!!
          and he knows it, well at least believe is very cute
          Last edited by clanter; Mar. 26, 2020, 06:55 AM.

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          • #6
            He looks like an adult now! So handsome, and Bonnie looks like a new horse!
            "Dogs give and give and give. Cats are the gift that keeps on grifting." —Bradley Trevor Greive

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              Originally posted by clanter View Post

              and he knows it, well at least believe is very cute
              Of course he does! Bonnie looks amazing!

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                Originally posted by chestnutmarebeware View Post
                He looks like an adult now! So handsome, and Bonnie looks like a new horse!
                looks can be deceiving .... he really is a young guy and Everything is a toy or play thing .... put one of those hanging chew things in his stall, supposed to last for a week or so, five hours later it was all chewed up

                but when worked he (for the most part) remains focused at the task (otherwise daughter reads the riot act to him)

                Bonnie, she is accepting attention now.... she is very independent. Her history is vague we know she was owned by a family until about age 11 then due to hardships in the family they released her to the Morgan Safe Net where she was for a while then re-homed to a family in Colorado but was returned to the Safe Net after a few years. Then due to her age being around 15/16 evidently there was no interest in her. So the Safe Net just moved her from the active file to the ranch where she could just live her life out.

                When George Issac died in early January of this year there was a void as we did not have a ride-able horse just as the 12 year old grand daughter were becoming interested in horses (well their mother was interested to provide a distraction to her nearing teenage daughters)

                There was a search conducted which lead my daughters to look at some of the stock held by the Morgan Safe Net .... they tired several, some showed promise but just were not settled enough for an inexperienced rider. Then the manager of the Safe Net offered to bring over from the remote ranch Bonnie for them try.

                Bonnie had been turned out for five/six years .... her age is 22 (will be 23 in May?) Even so she was very good under saddle and responsive. The only quark was she did not like to be caught, which to me was understandable since she had not been handled much for at least twelve years.

                Her condition was good when we got her but she was a little thin. lacking muscle and some padding..... put her on a special diet and she has responded nicely

                I post about her so others looking for that perfect horse might expand their search. We were not specifically looking for an older horse but we figured that Bonnie would age out completely by the time the twins were ready to go to college.... but from the way she is going they might be in grad school or doing their doctorate by the time Bonnie slows down

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                  AWWW, thanks so much for the updates. Lots of us really enjoy seeing the gradual growth of Socrates and improvements

                  of Bonnie and Lakota.

                  Great family projects!! And boy, they're all looking great.
                  "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

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                    Beautiful! And THANK YOU for the photo of Bonnie, correctly stretched with her weight on her front end! I absolutely cringe at the "stretch" is see too often now. It makes MY back hurt!

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                      Originally posted by Marla 100 View Post

                      of Bonnie and Lakota.

                      t.
                      grand kids are raising an orphaned baby goat.... not one of our neighbor's but of a friend's....it was a day or two old when they started this a Spring Break project that has continued with the school system being shut down

                      They named it Olive ...I think that is correct?... but the goat is ..well living the life of luxury, bottle fed and dressed to nines I am being told as they have made complete "outfits" for Olive ...and the goat is behaving like a cat

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                        Originally posted by Tarlo Farm View Post
                        Beautiful! And THANK YOU for the photo of Bonnie, correctly stretched with her weight on her front end! I absolutely cringe at the "stretch" is see too often now. It makes MY back hurt!
                        yeah we are old school , and our horses prefer old school to the new math stuff.

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                          Originally posted by clanter View Post

                          grand kids are raising an orphaned baby goat.... not one of our neighbor's but of a friend's....it was a day or two old when they started this a Spring Break project that has continued with the school system being shut down

                          They named it Olive ...I think that is correct?... but the goat is ..well living the life of luxury, bottle fed and dressed to nines I am being told as they have made complete "outfits" for Olive ...and the goat is behaving like a cat
                          FUNNY! Will we get to see pics of a baby goat dressed "to the nines?"
                          "There is no fundamental difference between man and animals in their ability to feel pleasure and pain, happiness, and misery." - Charles Darwin

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                            Originally posted by clanter View Post

                            yeah we are old school , and our horses prefer old school to the new math stuff.
                            I like a little more bascule, working over the back, telescoping neck in front, as Socks is presented.

                            Makes for a better balanced horse when moving.
                            Is a question of physics, the way horse bodies move in balance.

                            Then, she may be moving correctly, just posed like that for breed presentation?

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                              Originally posted by Marla 100 View Post

                              FUNNY! Will we get to see pics of a baby goat dressed "to the nines?"
                              I am pretty sure I can get some

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                                Ah, the perfect antidote to everything that is going on. Beautiful horses. Beautiful actions, both horses and humans intentions to rescue, appreciate and nurture.

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                                  Originally posted by Marla 100 View Post

                                  FUNNY! Will we get to see pics of a baby goat dressed "to the nines?"

                                  really , it is a goat

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                                    The Cheshire Horse in New England has goat clothing.

                                    Also check out Baxter Boo dog clothing for the goat. They have a website too.

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                                      here is western horse clothing (not ours just one I found when looking for friend who had an early foal)

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                                        Thanks clanter . It's nice to have something cheerful to look at. They look great.

                                        I wouldn't be able to stop laughing if I was around that goat. Goats look comical to me anyway. The shirt just shoves me right off the deep end.

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