baby blankie

December 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm Leave a comment

So when one twenty degree temp drop is followed by another, in December, a pony-baby that was clipped in October is not prepared to live in the arctic.  So after much debate, the decision was made to blanket the baby while this cold spell hangs on.

We left plenty of time before I had to leave for work this morning.  Initially he gave the blanket in his doorway a good snort, but quickly came over to nose it.  He wasn’t so sure when I tried to rub his neck with it, but didn’t back away despite the nervousness.  When he finally relaxed to the blanket touching his neck, I draped it over him with no reaction whatsoever.  After giving him a few minutes to adjust and stroking his hindquarters in preparation, I pulled the blanket over him.  He started to jump forward a bit, but responded immediately to my mom holding the lead rope.  We kept on stroking and telling him how great he was, and once again he relaxed immediately.  We got all the straps adjusted with no excitement, and then left him in his stall while we put hay outside.  He took one hot lap around his box and then realized the blanket chasing him was NOT going to eat him, and then stood quietly until it was his turn to go out.

blanketsSnug as a bug in a rug!

Now we just have to get it off again…



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i’m baaaaaaack in the saddle again baby, it’s cold outside

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