Monday, June 14, 2021

Rip - Weeks 2-6

 Well, I was sort of getting caught up here, then things went south again. Lol   Well, to be fair, work was pretty rough last week.   Even though I'm still working from home, I pulled several late nights last week dealing with lots of things that made the news. Sigh.  In good news, things are slooowwwllly starting to open up here now that more people are getting vaccinated. I had my first shot a month ago, which is way ahead of what was predicted.

OK - on to foal pics!  I guess this is a better late than never sort of thing at this point?  Lol

This brings us back to late Jan/early Feb. Rip was born on Janurary 17 and stayed at the fancy maternity barn until the end of Feb, when he and his dam came to my place.

Cute little man!

Rip, like most foals grew (and still is growing) like a weed! Around the 3-4 week mark, a creep feeder was put in the stall to start giving him some foal starter pellets.  The only catch, is that his dam outsmarted all of us and was able to lick some of the pellets out of the feeder!  Lol

I will crack this puzzle.  Lucy, probably.

The barn owner also handled Rip for us as well, since we weren't able to get there that often. He haltered him, picked up his feet and led him around the barn a bit.  He also got some turnout in the arena when stalls were cleaned.

The cutest wee halter!
He got to meet some of his neighbours as well!
I think this guy is a half brother (same stud)

As the end of February approached, I started to get excited and nervous as Rip was due to come home.  I've never worked with a foal before, so I had a lot to learn.

Hopefully it won't take me so long for the next post! 


  1. He's so cute!!! Hope things calm down for you soon so you can spend more time with that adorable baby horse!

  2. He’s so cute. I know many people think working from home is easy but it’s not. At least not during a pandemic. I’ve worked harder in th3 pat year then ever before. And I worked pretty hard before.
    Rip is a cutie and I laughed at Lucy. She’s smart.

    1. working from home was fun at first and I agree - I've put in more hours the last year just because I'm here and can. Also - lots of crap happening for the RCMP and Canada in the news...

  3. omgosh he's so cute <3 i've never worked with a baby horse either, definitely lots to adjust to haha -- good luck!!

  4. The expression on Lucy's face is fucking priceless!

    1. Lol - agreed. Lucy is a very expressive and smart mare!

    2. So funnily enough, writing is a different odyssey path I'm considering since I am freelance writing a lot, so if you'd be interested to chat how you work with words let me know and I can set up a zoom. lnwillia at gmail dot com

  5. So freaking adorable. It's been too long since I've been around baby horses :(


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