Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Rosie update 3.5 months old

Rosie is so inquisitive and smart. I've adopted the habit of sitting on a bucket in the paddock while she and Gem eat, and as soon as she's done, she's snuffling my hair, my shirt, and asking for rubs. She's an amazing filly.

Haltering was an interesting show. I had tried a few times to no avail before the shoer came last month. He and I ended up getting a halter on her after a "rodeo" in the stall. She's quite agile and definitely has a mind of her own. She stood relatively quietly for her first trimming; I like to say it's because I'd been handling her legs a lot, but maybe I give myself too much credit

It seems that Rosie will be bigger than her mom. Gem is less than 15 hands, but Rosie's dad Pepper is 15.2 or 15.3. Everyone makes a comment about how big she is.

Tonight I'm working on registration papers for her and Gem. I'm going to register Gem with ICAAP and Colorado Ranger Horse Association, and hopefully I can get Rosie's ApHC Foundation Pedigree Designation.