Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sophie ... in her second month at Mitch Visser's farm. Nicely settled in....  being a good girl.  Mitch handles her very well and goes above and beyond to serve the boarders. She had an incident with the fence after just a few days there,where she got too close and rolled, sticking her hind feet through the electric fence. Needless to say, this led to a few dramatic moments where she felt the bite, traumatized and tried to escape. She struggled, the fence tightened and some hair was peeled from her hind legs during the incident, no other damage... other than of her level of confidence. The greater damage was we had just started working on picking up her feet and now she was hurting slightly and didn't want anyone touching her hind legs... so we have for the past couple of weeks been working on regaining confidence. She is still a bit touchy but we are making progress. She is of the ''Drama Queen" variety (which is mostly a lot of hot air..ha ha ) we are working with this ingredient as well to gain her confidence and end up with a sane, healthy well adjusted individual. A very nice filly with very good conformation. She is growing and changing, and working on getting rid of all her baby fuzz.. Spring has been slow arriving this year so we are still in the process. Anxious to see what color she ends up. Cheryl says she thinks she will be a liver. I am waiting to see. Liver Chestnut would be ideal, but a good horse is a good horse... of any color. Very pleased with this filly.

These are a few of her latest  pasture photos... April 17th, 2013.