It's hard to believe he's weaned and will be turning one this summer! On Sunday, he escaped from the arena. We weaned him about a month or so ago. Now that the grass is growing, he's been leaning through and under the arena fence to get to it on the other side and somehow he got out.
Luckily he stayed out of the road and just ran towards the pasture with the herd (over 30 horses) in it....then he ended up at our house near Riley and Loretta's pasture. We were able to corner him and get him haltered.
Howdy getting walked by home by Ranch Boy and some friends....in the grass lane that runs between the county road and the herd's pasture. Look at all the oohs and ahhs and attention he's getting from the herd! See now why I call him Little Stinks? It's like they KNOW he's a little colt!
We moved him to the corral as the fencing is better there. I think he's lonely and I wish he had a youngster to spar with, he needs to be put in his place. I'm afraid he won't be very big. I'll be surprised if he makes it to 14 hands. But on the ranch, that is a great size for the kiddos that come and ride.
He is starting to shed out his winter baby coat and is getting darker around his eyes. I think he will be a lovely bay. Notice that interesting whorl/cowlick smack dab in the center of his forehead!
Oh, he'll nip me for posting this one but this is his "cow" look shot.
To keep Howdy entertained in his corral I tossed in a large blue ball. Here is a video of him playing with it, he has quite the moves! He even scores a goal at the end (under the fence!) Oh, and don't you think the Parelli's would be quite impressed with how I taught him to back up with the ball?
I just love watching him try to figure out where the ball went! I didn't get video of it this time around, but he will literally lay on top of the ball on his knees sometimes. It is quite odd. He also tries to bite it but can't get aahold of it. I think Howdy will be a lot of fun to start working with this summer.
After he's gelded.