Saturday, January 16, 2010
Caddis Cool Dorado
Caddis Cool Dorado Nickname: Bullwinkle (BW)
Bullwinkle is what you'd call an "Oopsie". His breeder's electric fence failed and his sire, Big Yellow Caddy (aka Cecil) found himself a hot little mama to romance in the middle of the night. Picture of Cecil below:
Mary bought BW as a weanling, only three months old. I went on a crazy 36 hour road trip and on the way back, pick the baby moose up and brought him to my house for a week. He needed his Coggins and health papers before he could continue his trip to Idaho.
Once in Idaho, he started his training with Mary. She had a blog about him, but she has since removed all the posts, which is sad because there was some really good information captured there.
In May of 2009, Bullwinkle came back to Pasco. He loaded and trailered like a champ because Mary had moved him to several different barns in Idaho before finding a place that was perfect for Bullwinkle. You might think this is crazy but if the horse isn't happy, and the owner isn't happy, you have to keep looking until you find THAT place that is right for you both.
So as a yearling, Bullwinkle came to Pasco to play with Millie, who was two at the time. They got along fine, with Millie being the Alpha and bossing him around. I haven't done much with him since he got here, but the little I HAVE done, I am impressed with.
Bullwinkle is an "old soul", he acts much older than he is, partly because of his quiet, willing mind, and partly because of the hands-on he got from Mary.
In November, Frankie came to stay and moved into the arena with Millie and Bullwinkle. After Beau passed, I moved Millie to her own stall in the barn.
The two boys get along fabulously! They don't have a bossy red filly pushing them around, and they play together like babies should!
Bullwinkle's education as a two year old will be learning to pony, carry a bit in his mouth, and pack around a saddle. I figure he'll pick up on it quickly!
Right now BW is in that homely two year old mutant stage. He's got a big butt, is butt high, little chest, tiny neck, and funky looking head. Someday, he will be beautiful like his daddy!
Bullwinkle is very sweet and interested in what I'm doing. At feeding time, I throw the hay out and Frankie will dig in. Bullwinkle will stay at the rail, accepting scritches and coos from me until I walk away after one final pat. I am very lucky to have this big dude!