MerryLegs comes home
|April 27, 2014||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
Introducing…..TKR Merry Go Far. Aka: MerryLegs
Today was a long road trip over to the Monterey area to pick her up. Three and half hours there, 4 hours back.
Before heading out, we took some time to walk around and do a meet and greet of some of her horses I’ve only seen in pictures – including Merryleg’s mom shown above. She’s VERY pregnant with Merry’s half sibling :).
KT* had the trainer she uses do a round pen session with her so I could see what she knew. I even took a video. There is a mental maturity to her that blows me away.
She loaded for the first time ever in a trailer and then traveled like a pro the entire time.
Once we were home I turned her out into the big arena to stretch her legs.
There might come a time when having similar pictures can be boring….but definitely not the first day a new pair of ears comes home!
MerryLegs turned 2 years old Feb 26.
Merry even got the “Matt seal of approval” of sweetness. (Farley, in case you were wondering, has not earned the “Matt seal of sweetness”)
All my animals like Matt best. Except my bird. #lifewithparrot.
In the photo above can you see the grey hairs below her eye on the side of her nose? It looks like shine…but it’s actually a patch of grey hairs. Not enough white to go on her papers as a marking. Very unique.
Not to be left out, when I turned Farley out into the arena to see if I could put Merry and Farley in the same pen, Farley ran over to Matt for scratches.
Farley and Merrylegs studiously ignored eachother.
Merrylegs made friends at the water trough. (BTW – if you look closely in this picture, you will see some white patches on her back. As a yearling she was gnawed on by another horse, and the hair came back white). I was pleased to see that at least at the young age of 2, she does NOT have that instant “squeal and strike” thing going on. According to KT* Merrylegs was in raging heat last week.
Matt and I spent a lot of time looking at the 2 year old remarking how much her and Farley look alike.
In fact, In these pictures I can only be sure of who is who because Merrylegs is wearing a halter. Farley has a small star, and Merry’s white patches on her back and grey patch on her face don’t show up well in pictures.
They both seemed adamantly non-confrontational – so much so that is was comical. Eventually I made Farley run around the arena and at least acknowledge the other horse. I’ve never seen Farley so unamused. Finally Farley lunged towards Merry with teeth bared and I had my answer of where everyone would be sleeping tonight and put them in separate pens.
Eventually they will go together in a double – that way they both have more room to move around. This week I’ll turn them out together regularly and see how it goes!
My first thought: she looks SO MUCH like Farley!
My second thought: she’s adorable!
Twins! Wow, they look alike! Merry looks lovely, can’t wait for more pictures and adventures.
Like Aarene said: my first thought was “She looks SO MUCH like Farley!” I’m glad she made it home to you safe and sound! Can’t wait to read about your adventures with her! 🙂
I thought you must have gotten a close relative to Farley- they look a lot alike! Congratulations, she is really nice!!!
Oh, Mel- she’s wonderful! JEALOUS- well, *kind of*- both you
& Bird with beautiful “bay-bies”!!! What fun! Looking forward
to the updates….
Nikki – I’m still in the honeymoon period LOL, so who knows how exactly it will work out….but if I’ve put my ducks in a row correctly, then Farley will be retiring just as Merry comes into her prime. And I’m sure there will be enough adventures to come that will make you very happy you don’t have a baby. LOL. BTW – we need to scheudle a riding date! Since it didn’t work out for you to come back up and babysit me on Tig! End of June for sure – I’ll email you 🙂
Half sister :). Same Sire. And there’s some other stuff on the Dam’s side that sorta makes them more related, like a full sister to the sire being Merry’s grandmother on her mother’s side, and some line breeding to Forta on both sides of Farley’s breeding – it’s all sort of confusing to me, so I’ve settled for the most simple explanation of “half sisters” and since they were both bred for the same purpose (racing), they look very similar!
If you want to take a look for yourself:
She’s just adorable, Mel 🙂 I can’t wait to meet her!
Beyond adorable and so nicely built. And a brain to boot?! *baby envy* Except I have my hands full with two. Haha. One day!
Oh, I missed this post when it first appeared! She is adorable. 🙂
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