Saturday, June 14, 2008

Pistol and His Girls

Pistol seems to have settled in with his girls...

My sorrel mare is stuck to his side like glue...
She is in heat and has already been bred. I knew she would breed easy even though she is a maiden mare.

The evil sisters are keeping their distance...
The red dun mare is in heat too. But I see no signs that Pistol has bred her. I don't think that mom will have to worry that we end up with 3 colts next year! This is the 3rd year that she has been in with Pistol and quite frankly, I don't think she is going to settle this way. The hope is that the two sorrel mares will settle. But the thought crossed my mind that Pistol may pick a favorite mare and only breed that one. People say that is not possible, but studs are strange creatures and I have seen them so some strange things.

I took Woofer and Shooter out of the stall yesterday. I kept momma on the halter so she didn't leave the little guy in the dust getting back to her favorite corner...


I shouldn't have worried about that, because it seems that speed racer here is going to be the one leaving momma in the dust...


After a few laps, he headed back to Megan and I...
He is the friendliest colt I have ever been around. Yay, Pistol! You sure put a sweet disposition on this foal of yours. I know this friendliness has to come from daddy, because none of Woofer's other colts have been this receptive to people.

6 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Good golly girl, that is one bunch of WIDE horses you have there! (I am sitting here drooling....) Pistol is a beatuy.

My Very Best Friend, who has Paints, stood a really nice balck and white stud for a long time. We used to have to do a "bait and switch" routine with him. There were mares he WOULD NOT breed. Period. We would have to teach the mare to another colt, tease another mare to the black and white, and swap them at the very last second.

Talk about a p*ssed off horse...

He got wise to us, and just-- quit -- breeding. He QUIT. Would have nothing to do with hand breeding ever again. She wound up gelding him, and selling him to a man who uses him for roping. He is happy now, and no more women bugging him! LOL

Beautiful colt. Just beautiful.

Thanks for all the pics!!

Pony Girl said...

Pistol found himself a pretty girlfriend, thats for sure! Maybe he doesn't like playing the field, lol!
Shooter does look like a friendly guy. I just love seeing foals with those long legs, running around on those stilts. You should try to get some video!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Mrs Mom-WIDE-such a nice way to say-OBESE-LOL. They all lost some of the blubber over the winter but it won't take long for them to pack the pounds back on. Yes-as crazy as it sounds-they can get even "WIDER"-LOL. Pistol is the only one who isn't rolling in extra "fluff".

Thanks for reminding me Pony Girl, I always forget to get out the video camera. I don't know how to load it to blogger, so I will have to figure that out. I think I need a different cable...hmmm...I will work on this.

kdwhorses said...

Great pics! Pistol is so funny! Studs can have weird tendacies!
Shooter is just a cutie!!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

The colt is adorable. I like to walk my mare up the street to my neighbor's place so that she can visit with her daughters and grandsons. My neighbor says that one of the colts is the friendliest she's ever bred, and the other gives her fits. She's threatening to geld him because he's so hard to handle.

Trailboss said...

Your colt is absolutely precious. I can't wait to have one of my own. Someday!