Monday, 18. May 2009 22:22
Well maybe it s about time for an update on Theory. I have purposely left the new owners alone with her as if they had bought her. Well actually I am still the owner, however if things continue to go well I will give them her papers when I receive them back from the registrar. I wanted them to feel free to build a relationship in the manner that works for them best with no pressure from me. The Veterinarianwho has been so good as to take Theory under his wings, told me the other day that she has settled in nicely. At first when they would feed she would run like crazy all around the 2 acre paddock. After a few days she would only jump a little when they tossed in the hay. The mare in the group has taken Theory under her wing it seems and it appears the mare is the boss of the small 4 horse herd. This means that Theory gets to eat with the mare and follow her around to eat everyone else’s food as well. Food was my biggest worry for Theory as being so young and the newest in the herd I was sure she would suffer some in the food department. Apparently that’s not the case. She has free reign because the mare has become a surrogate mom, or an aunt and assures Theory gets her share. Anyway the Dr. is very happy with Theory and I could tell he would be disappointed if she were to leave. He feels her issues are probably not eye related and that she is indeed a sufferer of hypersensitivity to self preservation. This does not seem to bother the vet. He feels that the mare is helping Theory settle down and not be so alarmed. We are hoping for learned behavior modification. That is our theory anyway, while in the meantime she is safe and loved.
Prophecy, the dynamic stallionesque (by-the-way, that is another Susan word… I really like this word a lot too! I should have my own language.) that he thinks he is, has stepped up to the task of being driven and led around the block. He is settling a bit also in his pen when I am in there working with him. He joins up even though he was taught solely through observation of Cora and Kindlewood joining up. He has never had a real round pen session. He is just too young for it in my estimation. But he goes out on command and comes in on command like he’s been doing it all his life. This usually the routine when he loses his manners and tries to taste the arm.
I finally sent off both Theory’s and Prophecy’s registration papers. I don’t know why but that is such a major thing in my life. I always look forward to gettig my foals registered. The 2008 foal crop was the first time that I did not send in registration paperwork at 6 months of age. I was feeling really amiss, but now it’s done and I will feel so much better when those papers are in my hands. The next thing is to get the Akal brand on Theory. I have been waiting as long as possible so she can grow and hopefully not end up with some humongous brand her shoulder come 5 years from now. There is no more time for her to grow up as I have to get it done before I leave for the SMR 52nd Meeting in Oregon. I need to return the brand to Simrat and since I’ll be going to the meeting it makes sense to take it with me then. Once back from the meeting I’ll be permanently moved to Colorado. So now or never it seems.
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