October 13, 2013- Rudy-8 months old today

Dropped by today to see if Rudy had changed any in the 6 weeks since I had last visited. Mr. Independent and the other 3 colts in his paddock were kicking up their heels and feeling pretty good in the crisp fall air. Rudy was without his halter which I’m told he gets out of frequently. This made it impossible to catch him so some of us took turns running him around the paddock so we could see him move. I also learned that he remains quite the alpha and won’t let any other horse in the shelter when he is in there and he has to be the first to eat! Watch the Youtube video to see a little of what we witnessed today.

A Lazy Sunday- June 23, 2013

IMG_0221IMG_0213I visited On The Point and Rudy yesterday and the temps were near 90 but there was a gentle breeze that calmed the mares and their foals. They were all sleepy and sloth-like
as the sauntered over to the fence. All of the babies are so well behaved. Doc has them
socialized well.

Rudy is slick and shiny with the recent rains, and has just one final strip of baby fuzz left on the top of his back. I received the foal kit in the mail from the Jockey Club and intend to send that in toward the end of July.

Adjusting to the Herd- May 26, 2013

IMG_0204IMG_0201We visited On the Point ( Dream) and Rudy today to find that they had been integrated into the main herd of mares and foals. It appears that Dream has had to take a back seat to another mare in the herd, which she normally isn’t accustomed to! You could tell she wanted to come to the fence to visit, but was keeping her distance. I tried to distract the Alpha aggressive mare and her foal so Dream could eat her treats in peace! That other mare is a hateful ol’ thing! She had all of the mares and their babies flying around the pasture and paddock. Rudy has grown still in just 2 weeks since Mothers Day. He is starting to shed off and reminds me of a buffalo. Dream is pretty and slick. The recent rains we’ve had should loosen that baby hair soon.

Happy Mother’s Day- May 12, 2013

IMG_0187IMG_0186IMG_0188IMG_0183I went to visit On The Point ( Dream) on Mother’s Day to take her a treat and to see how the new mother and son were doing. She seems to be doing well. She is fostering independence in her 3 mo old son and he seems quite content to venture away from his mum without a worry or care. They share the paddock with another mother and a filly. All four seem to be content in parallel grazing while granting each other their space. Dream didn’t care for her baby carrots and seem to be disgusted that I didn’t bring her oat/green apple treats. So, I meandered over to the stallion barn and treated Strong Hope who was more than thrilled as we kept dropping carrots into his feed bowl. He literally would stomp when he wanted more! Love that horse! Attached are pics of Rudy at 3 months taken on Mother’s Day.