Well, would you believe it - 4 years old today!
Time flies when you are being a horse.....seems like only yesterday the journey began.
I've been spending some time in the stable this winter - supposed to learning how to be ridden - that's easy! I make the rules!
I've told them.....I'm going to be a World Champion one day - I didn't say what in - but I will!! ;)
In a weeks time - it's my 1st birthday!!!!! Who would have thought it!?!
From being wrapped up in a saddle cloth and bubble wrap - I am almost one year old - and growing well!
I've proved a lot of people wrong and I am now a full member of the horsey herd - maybe not quite the boss yet - but I'm working on it!
As spring arrives, I feel very happy and lucky with my life and can't wait for my birthday party! I heard there might be carrot sandwiches - great! I've got so many new friends, horsey and big people too. I still love the little big people the best and I can hear them playing out from my field - when they are outside playing - I shout to them - every time - and they always shout 'hi Huni' back - it's great fun!
I'm so grateful for all the love and care I've had to make it to my 1st birthday, from the big people to auntie Skessa and of course all my horsey friends - yeeha!!
I've heard a lot about this internet stuff and I've jumped on the bandwagon with my own 'selfie', ha, ha!
Here I am now!! It's been a while since I did an update - but the big people seemed to think that since I was so happy with my 'new mum' that I should spend the summer away from them a bit and get on with being a horse!! And I loved it! We had a lot of fun running around and I loved getting milk from my new mum, who the big people call 'auntie Skessa' - she's been fab!
I had to see the vet man to get a micro chip and some stuff done to me - but he could not believe that I was the same wee horse he'd seen 6 months ago - he thought I was a miracle!! What does he know - I'm just a wee fighter?! I've had some help to get this far from the big people - but I love life and I think I'm kind of all grown up!
Natasha came to visit and I'm almost as tall as her now!! The big people said that that's not hard - but I'm pleased with myself!!
Time to say goodbye to auntie Skessa and go and live with the big boys for the winter - I'll teach them a thing or two and I'm sure they'll be just as much fun!
I love life at the moment!!
I am growing big style at the moment...which seems to make the big people happy! I keep hearing them saying that I'm at my peak of milk....don't know what that means...but when my blue bucket appears...I know that means milk - yum!!
Auntie Skessa looks after me well and we are good friends now. She doesn't like it when I try to play games with her, she turns away and walks off to eat grass - a bit boring! But I do have another new friend and it is starting to like me!
This new friend sort of looks like me - it's a little horse just like me - except she's got a real mum!
She moved in to my field with her mum a few days after she was born and although she is younger than me - I think she wants to play my games! She's not allowed my blue bucket - I make sure of that - but I think we are going to have a
I've been getting introduced to a new friend...and this time it's just like me....except way older!!
She's called 'auntie Skessa' and I quite like her, and she quite likes me! I know she's not my mum and she doesn't want to be - but today we have been out in the field together and if I loose sight of her, she calls me and we can find each other again - brilliant!!
We even match at the moment in colour!!
I think she is going to teach me some new tricks - I heard a rumor that she used to be the fastest horse on the yard.....maybe age has slowed her down....cause I'm way faster!!
I think I like things the way they are.....I hope this is a lasting friendship.
A little time in the garden - perfect chance to see what the little dog is up to
Wow - my fan club is amazing already! I was only introduced to the web this afternoon and already I have a lot of questions to answers!!
3 weeks on!
Dare we begin to give him a name?!?
So, this little guy is growing in strength all the time and has moved from the bottle to a bucket! And the milk is being 'guzzled'! His foal creep pellets have arrived and at 3 weeks he is starting to act more like a horse!
We are even managing to stretch his night feeds longer and sleep is something we are getting back!!
As we did not really know his fate, naming him seemed all to real, but I think it's time to think of a name! He can't be "Mr foalie" or "buddy" for much longer! "Buddy" came about because of the numnah he was wearing as a rug - a 'Buddies' one!! But with Spring eventually arriving and warmer air, the rug and the bubble wrap leg warmers have been ditched!
It of course, has to be an Icelandic name - and there are a few suggestions - but maybe he needs your help and we can do some online competition........
Born on Easter Sunday (31st March 2013)
"Having bred several foals for many years - the outcome is not always what you expect.
Of course you are excited to see the new arrivals and plan carefully for their entry to the world and watch in wonder as to how it will be in 5, 10 years time.
In the last couple of days of pregnancy - you become aware of the mares behavior - and you know it will be soon. When the behavior changes and all does not seem right - then you start to panic! This was our reaction for our first due foal of the year - the mare was not right.
Easter Sunday and the foal was born, it was hard work and the mare was exhausted - the foal not well either.
After a lot of initial treatment and many long hours - we now have an orphaned foal. Day 4 and he is finding his feet and strength - and there is no kidding to the hours you have to put in to keep the foal fed and warm and try your best to not treat them like pets - if he survives - he will be a horse and not a dog!
The outcome is still unknown, but the foal has a fighting chance.
Sadly we lost the mare just a few days later.
Breeding horses has often been described to me as an expensive hobby - it is - and a tough one too!"