A boy who is now two years old. My aunt's mare Sissy foaled out a beautiful filly we named Pixie Dust (In honor of Dusty her mule who passed shortly before her birth at the age of 31. He has been greatly missed. I have been responsible for all of Pixie's training (gulp) and am proud to say things are going well. She is now 3 and a half and knows her groundwork forwards and back, will carry tack and I've been on her back three times, each of which was pretty uneventful, just spoon-feeding her basics each time. The first session consisted of just getting on and getting right back off. Then I got on and yielded her hind quarters and forequarters and of coursed flexed her on both sides. The next session we flexed and established stop and go. The third session we built upon her stop and go, walking trotting and we loped a few strides. Each time she was relaxed and calm, even when she had her confused moments trying to figure out just what it was that I was asking. She is a little rock star and training her has been SO much fun!
I still have my beloved Honey, who is now 13! Where has the time gone? She is a fat pasture puff at the moment, enjoying her time off while her hock finishes fusing. Her right Hock fused about 2 years ago and now her left is starting. She is comfortable on a Previcox regimen for now, hanging out on a couple of nice grassy acres.
Here is our most recent video, taken on Mother's Day 2015