Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Good News/Bad News...

Bad news first.

I'm going to have to cut off quite of bit of Rigsbys mane, due to a paddock-mate using it as a serious chew toy. It's seriously so bad I can't even bring myself to take pictures, much less post any. I guess he'll be sporting the french braid/mane cover for the summer. Joy joy.

Now for the good news! My pony is grooooowing! His size 66 blanket, which I purchased in November and was almost dangerously too big for him, is now history.  His sporty new purple rain sheet, SIZE 70, is on it's way!!! We're officially in horsie size!!! I haven't sticked him, but I estimate his height to be over 14.2. I have a horse!!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Is It Spring Yet????

Update: Horse ownership in the North Dakota winter is no joke. Day after day of either bitter cold compiled with biting winds, or high 20's, sunny and a melting boot sucking mess. Add in a 50+ hour work week, and that's a North Dakota winter.

We've made it out into the field a few times, but nothing of significant progress. Most of our time is spent currying in the stall or our late night rendezvous in the indoor, to help reduce his time in the stall (he still dislikes spending the night inside.)  Needless to say, both of us are looking forward to Spring and dry land!