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I suppose you could say that. And actually, she arrived the Day After.


Apparently, her prior owner tried starting her as a three year old. Not sure if the prior owner knew her proper age, or someone led them to believe she is older, or what. We do know she sprained a foreleg, and the subsequent x-rays indicate she's just a bit over two years old. Prior Owner decided that if Prior Owner couldn't race her yet, didn't want her. Thus (with thanks to a friend of mine who also loves words, and is not on LJ), for the price of trailering she comes to live with us instead of with a rather contumelious Prior Owner.


New Fillie Inna Paddock

This is our newest addition; she's a just over two year old thoroughbred, long story, now she lives with us.
New Fillie Inna Paddock
Sage teh Horse Meets New Fillie

Or is that New Philie? Anyway, we'll come up with a name for her. What truly amazed us is the equanimity in this meeting: no ears back, no whinnying, nickering, kicking, biting. Quite a bit of nose whuffling (catching the scent of each other's breath) and some running around. The only unpleasantness came at mealtime, and we expected that, and it still wasn't much.

If you know horses, you'll understand our amazement.
Sage teh Horse Meets New Fillie



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singingnettle
Dec. 27th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)
Is she supposed to be that thin? Love the white socks and the star. Do you have a sense for her personality yet?
madshutterbug
Dec. 27th, 2005 06:55 am (UTC)
With only a few hours actual interaction time, no, not a lot of sense of personality yet. She's still somewhat anxious in new surroundings, is all. Ruthie says thoroughbreds are kept "light" when they're going to be running on the track; we aren't planning on keeping her so light, she'll be filling in. Also, she's young, might be some of it.

I like her socks and star too. *G* Guess I'm going to need some horse pic user icons so they can get there say too, like the Border Collie Bros, the Goats, the Cows, and the Cats.
singingnettle
Dec. 27th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
It might take a while before you can "hear" them, too.
madshutterbug
Dec. 27th, 2005 07:09 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's right. So they'll be "lurkers" for a while. On the other hand, how very... horse!
wedschilde
Dec. 27th, 2005 07:13 am (UTC)
she's got a sweet face
and they look like they get along. good thing about horses...they don't plot together.
madshutterbug
Dec. 27th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
Re: she's got a sweet face
Whut? And cows do?
wedschilde
Dec. 27th, 2005 07:23 am (UTC)
Re: she's got a sweet face
sure... haven't you seen them moo at you when you drive past? there's plotting afoot there. ahoove?
madshutterbug
Dec. 27th, 2005 08:02 am (UTC)
Re: she's got a sweet face
We aren't mooing at you, buddy. It's those good looking cows across the road, or on the other hand, the good looking bull across the road.

Well, sometimes we are mooing at you; whatcha gonna do, eat us? Yeah.
wedschilde
Dec. 27th, 2005 08:13 am (UTC)
Re: she's got a sweet face
with horseradish!
chaosloki
Dec. 27th, 2005 08:25 am (UTC)
Re: she's got a sweet face
mmmm... DINNER!
marjai
Dec. 27th, 2005 08:55 am (UTC)
Re: she's got a sweet face
What that horse really needs...

...is more cowbell.
thatwordgrrl
Dec. 27th, 2005 09:30 am (UTC)
What a dainty thing! :>

madshutterbug
Dec. 27th, 2005 10:06 am (UTC)
Why, thank you, ma'am. *G*

As stated, we intend to provide her a bit more grub; don't need to be counting those ribs so much.
songius
Dec. 27th, 2005 10:17 am (UTC)
You've got a regular menagerie. When you gonna take 'em on the road for money?
madshutterbug
Dec. 27th, 2005 10:46 am (UTC)
Don't have to. The road comes to us. Just ask Skippy.

Hey, buddy, want some piggie parts?
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