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Title: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on May 14, 2017, 03:28:32 PM

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Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Chanda on May 14, 2017, 04:30:48 PM
Too cute.  Goldie did good.   Congrats!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Ryan on May 14, 2017, 06:11:26 PM
Goldie  did do well , now I know why you wanted a "goldie foal" for so long .

Congratulations to u and goldie on the arrival of Louie  :)
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on May 14, 2017, 06:13:52 PM
He is absolutely beautiful!!  She really did well, and he is so pretty....or I better say HANDSOME !!

Goldie and Banner did awesome!  Can't wait to see HIM in the ring, too!!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Holly on May 14, 2017, 09:39:33 PM
Amazing Lil guy!! Super happy for you!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on May 15, 2017, 05:17:45 PM
Louie is hilarious. He has goldie wrapped around his little hoof. He literally makes her move to him (why should he have to go to her?!) and if she's not giving him
Enough attention he will bite her face and buck at her. He very much the entitled son 😂

Vet check up tomorrow (throwing money to the wind some may say but hey ho it's my money to throw) will let you know how it goes.
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on May 15, 2017, 05:38:39 PM
Nothing wrong with getting a vet check!  Always better to be safe than sorry.

That is such a cute story about him.  These are "entitled" times!!   Guess it's just not the 2 legged kids!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Ryan on May 15, 2017, 07:21:47 PM
Absolutely second the Vet check :) 
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on May 16, 2017, 01:45:49 PM
Vet check all went well. His joints are all fine, eyes and gums all good and his little umbilical and man bits good, no temps and very healthy little colt. Vet was in love, and said when the next one comes she MUST be requested for the foal check lol (she hugged charm, and felt movement too so im not crazy, there is something in there, but just have to figure out when its coming now lol)
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on May 16, 2017, 06:17:57 PM
Great new on Louie!!!

And on Charm!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Ryan on May 16, 2017, 06:44:59 PM
All good news :)
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on May 19, 2017, 08:29:55 PM
I have left a night light on since Louie was born, but left it off tonight. Poor Lou is a bit put out! He walked into the wall (and got a telling off from mum for being stupid and headbutted away from it) and can't see what end of mum is what lol

How do these things ever survive in the wild where there are trees and rocks all over the place and mum is always moving or suddenly running away from dragons?!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on May 20, 2017, 08:36:28 AM
Makes you wonder for sure!   Especially being flight animals!  But the good Lord watches over all of us, no matter how "smart" we are! LOL
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: paintponylvr on May 28, 2017, 07:18:56 PM
They do develop "night eyes" - but it takes being in the dark to learn to adjust and it does take time, LOL.

I'm pretty sure they also develop "body radar" with their bodies learning where things are and they do get hurt sometimes in the dark if running in new areas.  That's why I always try to introduce new items in the pasture or a new pasture completely during the daylight with plenty of time for them to get used to moving around.

That said, I managed to not close a panel properly the other day when got a hay delivery.  I had two mares out.  One with her foal still in the pen (pretty upset - understandably), the other not having foaled yet.  They got out in the dark and the mare that hasn't foaled yet must have run into something.  The swelling is going down with cold hosing 3x daily & saline flushes several times while i'm out there.  No injury appears to be to the eye - just above it...
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on May 29, 2017, 09:35:05 AM
And I KNOW we must be due some new pictures of this little guy!!!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Ryan on May 29, 2017, 07:10:45 PM
Ill second that :)

Post the pic of everyone running  thru the pasture ( love it ) :)
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: paintponylvr on May 29, 2017, 11:36:47 PM
I'll 3rd that!!

I, too, noticed the new pic in your avatar, but didn't see it in the group of pics.

More Louie, more Louie, more Louie...  :)
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Holly on June 01, 2017, 06:10:09 AM
Yes new pictures !! ;D
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on June 01, 2017, 01:36:26 PM
Sorry i have been very bad with the photos! Photobucket decided it didn't like me anymore so i have been unable to get them online from my phone and i rarely use the desktop lol

i can't get the links to work right now but ill keep trying

 

Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on June 01, 2017, 01:55:50 PM
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Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Ryan on June 01, 2017, 06:23:30 PM
I love that picture of everyone running :)
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on June 01, 2017, 06:32:35 PM
Oh, what wonderful pictures!!!  Thank you for them!  He's just so handsome!!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Holly on June 06, 2017, 07:02:08 AM
Such a beautiful foal. I love how the moms follow them!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on June 09, 2017, 04:19:24 PM
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Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on June 09, 2017, 09:25:46 PM
WOW!  What a fabulous picture!  He has an absolutely stunning face with those big, beautiful eyes and perky ears!  That' one great picture of him!

Are you going to show him?
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on June 10, 2017, 06:35:09 PM
Oh yeah he will get a show outting, but i will have two yearlings and one person to show...soooo! i dunno how that will play out haha
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on June 18, 2017, 10:00:52 AM
Just reviewing pictures of all these little ones after vacation, and just love them all!!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: paintponylvr on June 18, 2017, 07:58:02 PM
I REALLY LIKE 2 photos of him!  The last one that you posted w/ him either starting to rear or cantering towards you. And another of him in the flowers where he's 3/4 facing you but not on top of you...  WOO HOO!

Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on July 10, 2017, 04:12:50 PM
Ive been spoiled by Meadow, who never had a single issue in her life yet.

Louie loves the vet. He was lame, and figured it was just a stone the farrier got out but best to get checked anyway. Now he has really bad scours (runny poo) vet thinks it might be rotavirus. Hes on probiotic, and electrolytes. I have to try and get fluids into him if i can just to top him up - he is still eating, suckling and no temp so all good signs i suppose. Just have to keep a close eye.

A friends foal dropped dead a few days ago unexpectidly, and another friends horse is very sick with a chest infection type thing, both were at the show i was at with meadow so im terrified meadow or i have picked up something and brought it back, but Meadow is fine.
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on July 10, 2017, 05:24:45 PM
I'm praying for Louie's speedy recovery, and protection for Meadow from any transmitted problems.   ;pray ;pray
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Ryan on July 10, 2017, 08:07:53 PM
Sending best wishes for a quick recovery :)

Good signs he is eating and drinking  ;pray
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on July 11, 2017, 10:01:09 AM
I believe he had a harder poo last night. He had some poo on his bum at 1am when I looked (after a bath) and in the morning that was rock hard and no fresh stuff - there was a tiny poo in the corner I believe was his.

So gonna stick with the treatment for another few days and just keep a close eye.
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on July 11, 2017, 06:00:39 PM
GREAT news!!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Ryan on July 11, 2017, 07:13:41 PM
Yay good to hear :)
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on November 24, 2017, 01:57:32 AM
Hey long time no talk. Thereís no updates really as everyoneís been out to rough off for winter!

This week though Iím starting the weaning process and not sure how to tackle it. As you know I have a split stable so Iíve over the last few months been feeding Lou separate but he takes a few bites then starts to stress and look over the door and had that look of (how do I tackle this) heís quite a mummyís boy and generally not seen to far from her. So! Hereís options;

1) try this method anyway and see how it goes by just letting him get on with it and learn he canít get over
2) go cold turkey and have mum in next stable and uncle thriller in the split stable
3) have Lou in separate stable with uncle thriller so heís fully able to touch (but comes with risks if they bicker, which they donít do in the field)
4) have Lou and thriller in the field an mum in for a few days but comes with risk of him attempting to jump fences and find mum

Was all so easy with meadow she just did it! Iíve been totally spoiled by her lol


Recent photo though.
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Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on November 24, 2017, 09:32:56 AM
He's still so cute!

I always did the weaning cold turkey, but I always had a buddy weaning at the same time to keep the little one happy and calm.  So, I know you'll come up with the right plan!

I think Anna let them wean themselves out in pasture.  Not sure if I'm remembering that correctly, but hopefully she'll chime in here with her considerable knowledge!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on November 24, 2017, 03:55:49 PM
Id love to wean naturally in the paddock, but its got so cold and wet here im brining them in now. I tried him in the split with mom again and he was still very anxious and stamping his feet, but he calmed down a bit. Will keep with this for a week or two and then maybe pair him off with uncle.
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Anna on November 25, 2017, 05:13:59 PM
I cant really help I'm afraid as I have always arranged to so there are at least two to wean together. Mine always get left until after Christmas regardless of age and then the whole lot get separated from their mums at the same time. I wouldn't put him with thriller unless you can be 100% sure that they will get on. Using your split stable, could you make a hole/gap between them so he can see his Mum easily instead of trying the door? Sometimes if they can see Mum being relaxed and not bothered it helps. Who do you turn him out with in the daytime? Good luck, I'm sure it will all settle down in time and yes, the weather is pretty grotty over here right now isn't it!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on November 27, 2017, 02:56:36 PM
I had planned two to wean, but unfortunately lost my other colt at birth :(

I kept him with the split stall and mum, and they were fine. Today i let him out with uncle Thriller (Thriller is the ultimate nanny, he gets along with any horse and is always so gentle with them) and Lou was totally fine...no stress and didn't care a hoot about leaving mum.

Goldie was notibly more stressed by it all, i put her out with the mares or tried to..there is a window looking out to the paddock Lou was in so when she saw him she refused to move away from the window bless her. Had to coax her out, to where she could see him over the fence. After she saw him she was fine and gradually she moved further away to the actual grass paddock. Again Lou didn't care much that she was there then not!

Funny thing though, Charm was actually very stressed at him not being with Goldie. When she seen Goldie she looked around for Lou then went for a mad gallop screaming her head off. Worse than Goldie! Then when she seen him over the fence she was pacing and swinging her head about until i told her to wise up and chased her away. Not even her foal, and she hasn't been "with" him in the same paddock for months! Just shows how strong their bonds/instincts are  and how intelligent they are.

Had a giggle though, Meadow has started trying to copy the head swinging thing of Charm. She stood watching her kind of like "i don't really understand whats going on, but mum is swinging her head about, so ill try it too" as if she wasnt already enough of a Charm clone! Absolute idiot hahaha

Few photos of our day:

Goldies window lol
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Lou and Thriller mid chew - might be the fluff but he looks a lot older than he is lol Meadow STILL looks like a foal and shes nearly 2
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Meadow and her nemisis, cats!
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Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Ryan on November 27, 2017, 04:35:05 PM
Weaning time already , hasn't time flown !!

Love the pic of Goldie in the window :)
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on November 27, 2017, 05:29:49 PM
Yup! Hes just over 6 months now. Id be happy to let him stay on longer but with how my shifts work i can loose a few weeks quite easily and before i know it ill be in spring and suddenly have a pregnant dam!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Chanda on November 27, 2017, 10:36:50 PM
Lovely pictures.   They sure keep us on our toes.
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Anna on November 28, 2017, 03:38:21 PM
Great pictures and it certainly sounds as though you have them all sorted. I had to laugh at the reactions of Goldie and Charm lol! Has Meadow got the 'head swing' off pat yet?
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on December 01, 2017, 09:27:47 AM
Great pictures!!  Can't believe he's six months old already!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on December 26, 2017, 12:20:38 AM
Lou is a doll. So many people had me scared about "colts" but im forming the opinion that its not the horse but the owner lol

Yesterday i tied him up (prob 2nd time tied up and he had goldie beside him 1st time, so 1st time ever "alone") and gave him a proper groom with sprays and coming out his mane and tail and putting on hoof oils etc. He loved it!

He has balls, i have felt them before, but they are hibernating at the moment haha so i am waiting for him to start suddenly stomping and biting but he has never been a biter or the like and he knows he is not allowed to lift a leg to me in anger. Hes very sweet.


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Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Anna on December 26, 2017, 12:47:05 PM
He's a really smart looking little fella and that head is just perfect. You are finding out that not all colts are 'colty' any more than all stallions are fierce, flame throwing monsters. LOL!! 
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: dcwolcott on December 26, 2017, 03:26:51 PM
A Truly handsome young man, for sure.  And yes, there are some fabulous boys that just are perfect little boys -- without the attitude.  I've had many over the years, and I expect this little one to be just wonderful for you!!  Nothing nicer than a well mannered stallion!
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Rocklone on December 28, 2017, 06:24:55 PM
Well his dad was always a very nice stallion. But i had a very similar approach to him that his owner did i.e. no nonsense. I don't hand treat much, but if i do its a rare treat and they have to be respectful about it - i don't tolerate mouthing/biting. Hes a more fearful type character naturally, like mum can be so i actually hope he gets a little braver with his nuggets. Then again dad was also very respectful that way, as in i would be able to chase him off a mare just by my own stance and "ah!" so who knows if its training or breeding....hahah
Title: Re: Rocklone GB Louis Vuitton
Post by: Ryan on January 09, 2018, 06:51:37 PM
Lovely looking boy , he looks so much like Goldie :)