Here is another shot of brat baby. Mike asked if all horses have personalities and the answer is YES, they are like people and each has an individual character. I handle my babies from the day they are born so they are all loving and easy to be around and I know each one's whinney, likes, dislikes and personality. I wish more people would understand that these arent just dumb unfeeling creatures along with all animals for that fact, they do have feelings. I have had horses depressed, yes depressed. When Gee came back from the track the last time and she was so thin and had been abused it took two weeks before she started acting her normal self. She is a very clean horse and will do all her business in one corner of her stall unlike some who just do it everywhere and walk it into the sawdust LOL. She was trashing her stall every day, and just standing with her head hanging where she normally nickers and talks the whole time I am in the barn until I feed her. When Wiggle came back from that trainer who mistreated and starved her she was the same, you could see it in her eyes, it also took her over a week to register that she was back home where people cared and two weeks before I started seeing her usual bouncy, pushy character starting to emerge again. This is why I could cry every time I see these animals on the television who have been starved and neglected and also why I have so many horses, because I just can't bear to think that any of my animals will be subjected to that sort of life and would rather sell them to people I have met. If I sell them at a sale there is a very good chance that they will end up with the killers as horses just arent selling and havent for the past 5 years or so, especially in the area that I am in. The killers will pay more for them than people who want them for pets. You can pick up a weanling for $150 - $200 here at the moment, a riding horse for $300-$400, it is so sad. Oh well after that dissertation, if I can just change one person's perception of horses or any animal for that matter and get them to realise that their animals have feelings and have them treat them right, it will all have been worth it.
Well on that note, it has been another gorgeous day, beautiful weather but tomorrow will start the warming trend. I am pretty much up to date with the chores. Off to try to catch up on a few more visits. (((((Hugs))))) to those that need them.