Bought a horse!!

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Lothiriel, Feb 24, 2012.

  1. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    Some of you may remember my thread about a pony we were looking at buying....
    Well, we had a vet out today and she gave her a clean bill of health and soundness.... So she came home.

    Everyone, meet Taffy, our Percheron cross mare!!

    My sister... She looks rather nervous... I think she is...

    The cow's reaction...

    The steer's reaction (he's gotta live with her... )

    My brother's reaction...

    Taffy's reaction...

    She's a real sweetheart. As soon as she got in the pasture area, she started eating the old brown grass. Every once in a while she'll go around the fenceline, checking her boundaries, and sometimes she'll stop and neigh. I think she's probably trying to call her stablemates, even though she was low man on the totem pole and got pushed around a lot. But she's happy. She's enjoying all the hay Hamilton (the steer) has left and won't touch, and while I was up in the barn there (we have 2) she came in out of the rain and we stood in the doorway together, just chillin' (literally... lol), and then I walked down the hill and she followed me, and then she followed me back up. This is our first time with a horse, so we are completely thrilled. We're going to use her for pulling/driving, possibly riding in the future.
  2. babyblue2

    babyblue2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2011
    Awww congrats!
  3. lhowland

    lhowland Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2011
    Congrats! I have had horses my whole life, so if you want ask me your horsey questions. :)
  4. Baymule

    Baymule Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2010
    Northeast Texas
    I am so happy for you!! She is a beauty!
  5. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

    Oct 3, 2011
    My Coop
    Awwwww how beautiful. Your very blessed to have her. Thanks for the pictures. <3 ive always wanted a horse.
  6. Lothiriel

    Lothiriel Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Aug 30, 2007
    New York State
    My Coop
    I am loving her to pieces... [​IMG]

    I'll post more pictures, as you can be sure I'll be taking lots more!

    She's rather lonely tonight... Missing her 3 grouchy pony friends... They were probably better company than a disgusted steer...

    There's supposed to be some severe winter weather tonight, so we are going to close her (and possibly the steer) in the barn, not tied, but the door is going to be blocked off so she can't get out. If she and the steer just can't get along together he'll go outside... He's a hardy little thing and can survive in some wind and snow. But with this being Taffy's first night here, without other ponies to keep her company, we thought it best to keep her in.

    On a side note, her price was wicked awesome, and the seller included her fitted collar, 2 bits, and her blanket. For no extra fee. It's even cooler that she gets her harnesses done by the same fellow who does harnesses for the couple from whom my sister and I are learning all the tricks of the trade as far as draft horses go. And that's where we'll be getting ours done as well, I believe. He makes some amazing harnesses, let me tell you, and for really good prices.
  7. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    Lucky you!
  8. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Read your earlier thread, and my gut tells me that you made a wise purchase. Enjoy her.
  9. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    She is really cute. It looks so wintery there. We are having such a mild winter. It is beginning to look like spring here.
    I am not sure there ever was a winter this year down here.
  10. Minniechickmama

    Minniechickmama Senora Pollo Loco

    Sep 4, 2009
    Lovely pony! I love Percherons! I have a neighbor who raises them and I go down his road just so I can slow down and look at them all. I love it when he has babies out there.

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