Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Red (a.k.a. Loverboy and Romeo)

I would like to formally introduce Red, also known as Loverboy and Romeo.  Red belongs to Jay who now has Boom, and I am going to be doing some ground work with him, and whatever else I can think of to do.  :-)

When Red arrived he didn't know what to think.  Chase the llama thinks he has to approve all new comers, so Red got to see a galloping llama coming his direction.  ACK!  There was a lot of sniffing going on...and each of them thought the other smelled funny.

Batman is the head mustang around here and he let Red know it!  No funny business mister!

Tandee is giving the impression she is annoyed with Reds presence.  She is such an actress!!!

Yep, quite the actress....because here is the real Tandee!  She was quite the hussy, nickering, showing herself to him....geez!  Then Red showed himself to her!  YIKES!  I did not leave them alone because he was acting like a gentleman stallion (I was impressed since he is so young) and Tandee is 31.  Don't need any accidents.  I did inquire and Red was gelded in December 2011 and had never been exposed to a mare other than his Mom.  Whew!

The day after we brought Red home I got sick, and that stuff hung on for a 2 full weeks and I still didn't feel that great going into the 3rd week.  So working with Red has been pretty non-existent.I would go out, love on him, move him around a little bit to find out where his mind was at, walk him thru the yard to play with a couple of the obstacles, then let him eat grass.  Just that little bit would wear me out.  I am feeling better now so look out!  Woo hoo!

Red was not so sure about the Pool Noodle Curtain.  He did not think it was necessary to walk thru it - what was the purpose?  We took our time and I flipped noodles around....then I made a little gap for him and he sneaked thru.  That was no so bad!

Oh is hard for a young man to concentrate on the lessons when he has a girl flirting with him.

Tandee loves him!  But Red is busy and she needs to move on!  She was not happy, so she gave me her little head shake and trotted off in a huff.

Tandee showed up out of nowhere again...she is going to help Red over the Bridge of Love.

It did not take Red long to tell Chase that his actions are not acceptable.  Red wants Chase to quit flirting with him...he isn't that kind of horse...and besides, he belongs to Tandee.  :-)

Hmmmm, what are these long eared things?  And why are they not hanging around with us?  I will go investigate....
Donks are wondering why they are being stalked by the new guy.

ACK!  The new guy is chasing us!  What is wrong with him, and why are we running?

Wyoming is standing behind Red.  Wy is on a slight incline, but he is still a good bit taller than Red.  Red is a shorter stockier horse and I am told he has cutting horse breeding. 


That is all folks....I will keep you posted as my adventures begin.  My new part-time girl is feeling better so we are going to start working.  I am excited because I want to show her that I am a fast learner!

Red really is a cute little horse and he is so social and sweet!  The first couple of days with the group in the yard he was aggressive about his private space but the second they would move he would relax.  I was very happy to see that...he is no different than I am when someone gets in my bubble....MOVE!  NOW!!!  Ha ha!  The past couple of times I have let them all in the yard he has mingled and all was well.  He is still in a pen by himself because I don't want anybody getting cornered while we are gone during the day, but they can still talk thru the fence rails.  He is a talker too...he is the 2nd one to talk to me in the mornings.  Tandee is the first.

Hope everyone is doing well!
Until later....Karen and Tripp who is trying to figure out what the big deal is about this new guy.  

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Red is a cutie pie!