99% of the things this kid is doing it totally stupid, and do I need to point out he’s barefoot, too? But this is a mighty fine pony who seems to have high tolerance for stupidity.
Looking for another one, thecityhorse? Clearly bombproof little almost-all-white guy. And he’s in TX, though I have absolutely no frame of reference for which part.
I actually have a friend in east Texas looking for a awesome pony, sending this guy her way.
Can you let me know if they do get him? Cause that would make me happy.
If it wasn't navicular what else could it be? We have only had her checked out by one vet and he is admittedly kind of shitty cuz he doesn't tell us anything, and he tries to get you to spend the most money possible instead of really helping you take proper care of your horse.
Deleting your other ask, since I know you read it and my blog is getting clutterd haha.
But abscesses can often be mistaken for navicular. Try to get a farrier or a different vet out with some hoof testers and a hoof knife to pinpoint the area that hurts and they’ll investigate further to see if there is an abscess. Could also be laminitis, and founder. The thing is with Navicular is that it cannot be cured. It can be treated to make the horse more comfortable, but it’s a permanent lameness. This is a good website that explains the difference between navicular, laminitis, and founder if you want to read. I would suggest you have a better vet look at her to verify what it is. Can you describe how she walks and stands at all?
When you send uneducated people messages like calling them a “dip shit” because they thought Houdini was thin is not okay, okay? It was quite rude of you (whoever you are) to send a message like that to someone who doesn’t have very much experience or knowledge about babies. It sets a bad example for the blog. And I don’t tolerate my followers sending people anon hate, so.. Whoever you are, It would make me very happy if you would kindly go and apologize for being rude.
I'm quite educated on black horses, and I really feel that Millie is not a black. I really think she is a dark bay. Im sorry if it's rude of me to say so, it's your horse. ( you don't need to reply, I don't want to clutter your dash) sorry again, for intruding... this is just a pet peeve of mine, when someone calls a non black a "black" and vice versa. I don't mean to tell you off or anything srry
I see Millie in person every single day. She is not a bay. I’ve known her for 6 years cause I took care of her and her old herd mates for my neighbor when he would leave on business trips. I have watched her fade more and more every year.
Here are the only 2 older pictures of Millie I can find that were taken nearly 2 years ago
Sun bleached black horses will typically only bleach on the places mostly exposed to the sun such as the back and barrel. Their legs rarely get as much exposure, which is why she may appear bay to you cause her legs are a bit darker. Black horses tend to have a brown tint to their coats, and the ends of the manes when sun bleached. Which she has btw. “Most black horses will experience fading over the summer season. Fading black horses get reddish-tinged hairs or brown burned areas from sweat or sun.”- site. But you probably know that since you said you are educated about black horses. And not to totally shit on your opinion, but I will continue to call her a sun-bleached black cause that’s what she is. And I know you’re not trying to sound rude or anything, and neither am I.
Baby Dini today. He’s so rambunctious.
What do you think of people who only breed their stud to approved mares? My friend does that and immediately rejects any mare with confo or temperment problems.
I respect those who only breed to approved mares, cause it cuts down on the poorly conformed offspring cause some people let their horses breed with whatever *cough*Friesians*cough*
I think Millie is actually brown-black. True black horses don't fade in sunlight :) She's gorgeous either way!
She’s a fading black. The only types of black that don’t fade are true raven/jet black horses.
"These horses are still blacks, even though during certain times they may look dark brown." -site. So yes, she’s still considered a black. She’s just horribly sun bleached. She used to be muuuuuch darker.