Meet Pearl, New Horse

Kusanar

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MANE I swear I typed MANE not name.....darned auto correct on Ipad! It's not a horse oriented appliance. :D =D
Lol, it happens, yeah... that just grows... I don't do anything special to it, or even maintain it really, it just does that... He looks pretty goofy right now though, he managed to rip out his entire tail somehow so he's got this pathetic feather duster on his butt and all of that mane everywhere... I've thought about removing some mane to give him a tail again! lol
 

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I'm not sure that auto correct is even human-oriented, maybe more humor-oriented with a rather sick sense of humor. :he

Spooky horses are the very devil to work with, aren't they? You never know what will set them off.
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The Tobiano-Sabino on the left is "Wig-Out-First-Ask-Questions-Later-Syd," who has taught me more about looking for potentially spooky stuff than I ever wanted to know. I never know what is going to turn into an impromptu de-spooking session. One time, I was giving the minis a bath in preparation for some event, and as it was a bit cool out, I broke out the hair dryer to speed the drying process up. Even though I had used it on Blondie just a few feet away, when I turned it on near Syd, she wigged. When I held it higher than her head, she wigged. When I accidentally bumped it with the brush, she wigged. Anyone who saw us would surely have thought I had totally lost it as I waved the hair dryer over my head, tapping it with the brush and swinging it this way and that until she finally stood quietly and just let me work.

I know that things that flap, and things over her head or back are likely to set her off, so I was quite prepared for her to have trouble with the wings on this costume (animal costume contest at our fair a couple of years ago). She never even blinked - but I know better than to expect that reaction the next time I try something new. :th
 

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Spooky horses are the very devil to work with, aren't they? You never know what will set them off.
Yep, and luckily, Papi is fine to work with on the ground (it's like flying a kite sometimes but he doesn't drag you or try to trample you) and is pretty low maintenance, neither fat or skinny on grass or grass hay, barefoot, no grain unless I just feel like giving them a cup or so as a treat, no health issues, so he's nearly free to keep around as a pasture ornament so there is no real pressure to endanger myself to try to make him useful.

Well, he is low maintenance other than that one time he tried to cut his foot off, that was quite a bit of maintenance, but he's all healed back up now and it's all good.
 

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He looks ready for winter in Siberia!


Clearly you need to be belted to the saddle :D
Lol, he is ready for winter anywhere it gets super cold and doesn't snow... His legs are only about a foot long, he's not real good in the deep stuff. We had a 18" snow once and he stayed in the shed for over a week before it melted out enough he could leave (there was hay and water in there, he wasn't in NEED of leaving the shed)

Uh... I have seen horses buck like he does with a dummy belted to the saddle... the head flew off... I think I'll pass... lol
 
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