Saturday, October 10, 2009

Hmmm...let's try that again.

UPDATE - Sunday morning - I'm really glad that I took the time to find blankets that would "fit" Beau. It was 26 degrees this morning, and though it's warming up pretty fast, even the girls were shivering.

AND...the babies unplugged the heated water tub and unburied the cord. Guess Mike and I will get to rework that setup and try to figure out how to "baby proof" it.

Granny mare's blanket fits Beau SO much better! Initially, he wasn't much interested in having the blanket go on over his head, but in the end, he tolerated it. It's a little big in the chest, but the butt flaps wrap around and cover really nicely. That will be his "day blankie", and a red one, that's a bit bigger, will go on over the day blankie at night, then come off in the morning.

Poor guy got snapped by the static when I took it off. All in all, he was very patient with all the fussing, blankets on, blankets off, fitting the straps, etc.

Beau is little. Only 14 hands. I think he'd still "swim" in a size 68! The main problem, is that he has no chest to speak of. The canvas green one was fine in length from tail to withers, but the front closure could have fit a Clydesdale! It's like all they do is shorten the length of the body, but not from the withers forward.

Anyway, I think I've got the whole blanket thing figured out. It's supposed to be 24 degrees tonight, and 18 degrees Sunday night. Monday is supposed to be warmer, only in the low 40s. But I don't want the little buddy to be cold. He does have some winter fuzz started, but he doesn't have the fat layer yet.

We got the winter water tubs out and set up. We're ready for a hard freeze! I also got two stalls clean. Before we shower, Mike and I are going to clean the automatic waterers. Miss Millie pooped in the one that Honey uses, so she's drinking (gratefully, I might add) from a bucket in her stall until we can get to it.

Millie - some days I just love her. And some days, I just don't have the energy to dig the hole. *sigh*


Dressager said...

Perhaps a large pony blanket might fit him? Dunno. I have a small warmblood, so I definitely understand about things fitting funky!

Gosh, Beau is so well taken care of!

Katharine Swan said...

He sounds like MY baby! Panama is 14 hands as well, and wears a 64 in blankets. Little horses are the best! :-D

Anonymous said...

Bless your heart Karen for treating Beau like a King!!! I believe he knows you are doing what is best for him and that is why he is so patient. Economically compact horses are the best!!! Easier to groom - HA HA

Millie sounds like she wants some attention - HAHA Don't they all?!?!

Stay warm!!
Economically compact (short) reader, k.park in Lk Wales FL :))