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.
I 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
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.
We 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.