Thursday, July 2, 2015

Catching Up on Updates: Pax


Since I have SO MANY updates to go over, given the fact that I haven't really blogged for an entire month, I thought I'd give a breakdown on each horse for the past month, starting with Pax!

When I last left you, it had finally (sort of) stopped raining, and the sun was coming out. I had a very cute, floofy, red little baby horse who liked to play with Monster Dog and be a general nuisance. 




One day early mid-month, I noticed something funny about her goggles. She had sustained a few scrapes and the hair that grew back in was almost black, but I didn't think anything of it. Her muzzle started to shed, and then her goggles. Eyes and nose can definitely be darker areas but I did think the color was a bit.. odd. 





As her face continued to shed out, I realized - she's a liver chestnut! What are the odds. And she'll be a super dark one too!!




She continues to grow and grow. She is 10 weeks old today, and her butt is as tall as my boobs already. She's HUGE! 














She has been trimmed 3 times now, and has been increasingly good about it. She also ties, leads (mostly), picks up her feet, eats all her creep feed, gets groomed, flysprayed, and bathed. She was not a fan of baths to start (who is?), but now when the nozzle is turned her way, she plays with the water, which is seriously adorable. 
Wet Pax is also a pretty good representation of her adult color I think - dark liver with a blaze and three white legs, including that one super high stocking. 



She is a total BEEF.





I decided yesterday that I needed to get some video of her movement, since I've seen her do pretty much nothing but run. Turns out, she is a pretty cute little mover - not super flashy but definitely very cute. 







P will be the first to tell you that she's getting quite tired of her shenanigans though...!

16 comments:

  1. Don't get too excited yet - all chestnut foals shed to liver on their first milk coat. The overwhelming majority return to regular chestnut by the time they're yearlings, and given your girl's foal coat color, I'd bet dollars to donuts that she does as well. True liver chestnut foals are born looking darker/more brownish. The redness in her initial coat is the giveaway.

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    1. You think? I've seen a lot of chestnut foals and they all shed from their lighter chestnut to proper chestnut. Pax was born darker than most chesnuts I've seen and she is shedding out to a chocolate brown color, I've never seen that before.

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    2. I also have a friend who had a foal shed out a beautiful liver chestnut color, but now she's a regular chestnut (just like when she was born).

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    3. Usually if they shed to liver they stay liver, if they are going to go copper the shed is much lighter. I bought a bright ginger colt at 3 months, as a yearling he was almost black he was so dark. I'm saying liver for her

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    4. Usually if they shed to liver they stay liver, if they are going to go copper the shed is much lighter. I bought a bright ginger colt at 3 months, as a yearling he was almost black he was so dark. I'm saying liver for her

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    5. Usually if they shed to liver they stay liver, if they are going to go copper the shed is much lighter. I bought a bright ginger colt at 3 months, as a yearling he was almost black he was so dark. I'm saying liver for her

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  2. Baby's first down bank! SQUEEEEEEEE!

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  3. She's a stunner that is certain!!

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  4. No matter her final color, she's a beautiful filly!

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  5. What a gorgeous baby! Love the liver chestnuts, but am also a huge fan of a coppery chestnut with white!

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  6. she looks so great!!! (even climbing all over P lol - naughty pony!)

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  7. She is stunning! Please spam us with baby picture--we are not getting enough of her!

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  8. What a pretty, spicy little thing she is!

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  9. She is just so stinkin' cute! What a handful but a beautiful handful indeed.

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  10. I had no idea foals go through various colours as they shed.. reminds me of the different coloured layers of a gobstopper, haha! How exciting to wait and see how she turns out.

    Anyway gosh I am so happy to see you back posting again, I've had withdrawals and haven't liked missing out of baby horsey updates!

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  11. I love the liver chestnut color she is shedding into! I really hope she stays that color! She's so cute. :D

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