AN UPDATE ON BABY GOLIATH!






GOLIATH was one of our April Bucket Fund babies.  To read the original story, click here.

Goliath is just over a month old and he is HUGE.  Although he is doing very well, because if his huge growth spurts, his front legs are still needing support.  So, he is back in splints during the day.  We tried to get some comparison pics so you could see how large he is for a month old foal!

The volunteers at LRTC are doing EVERYTHING with him!  This boy trailers, halters, showers, does chores, drinks from an automatic waterer, meets friends… he is very, very socialized!

HERE WE GO!

He is a month old here! He is as tall as a 55 gallon drum! This kind of growth is why he is having issues with his legs.

This LRTC volunteer is 5’4″ – and in love with Goliath. They all are…

Figuring out how to eat grass with splints.

Hanging out. (I am amazed at this guy. He is a month old! Such confidence and calm!)

Meeting the grown up horses.

Drinking from the automatic waterer!

Getting ready for bed.

A volunteer stays with him all night.

They mess with him all day long… he does chores and plays games with everyone… here he is with a baby saddle pad on… Ha!

SHORT VIDEOS OF GOLIATH!

CLICK to watch short video of Goliath meeting a friend!

Goliath trailer training.  It looks worse than it was.  He loads twice a day, every day.  He spends time at pasture with games, other horses and volunteers during the day – and sleeps at night in the safety of the barn.

Goliath sampling the new hay!

 


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An UPDATE ON ANNIE!


Monday, May 25th, 2020 | Filed under Annie




As you know, Annie went to live with my oldest and dearest friend, Lorelei.

Lor and I grew up together and our love for horses was always there.  She had a horse before I did… and to be honest, she has a better seat than I do.

A photo from our past… this is Lor and her first horse, Priscilla. Lorelei was gifted Priscilla when Lorelei was 13.   Lor taught Pris tricks and they rode bareback throughout all the hills of Calabasas and Hidden Hills in Southern CA.  (Back then, those places were very horse friendly.)

So, when Lor came to visit us in Paso Robles, and fell in love with Annie, I knew it was a great match.  Lorelei is a new empty-nester and had the time and ability to train Annie, pour affection and onto her – and be her ‘one and only’ person.

This is us, last year, at the V6 Ranch.

HERE WE GO!

Getting to know and trust each other…

Baths after training are common now…

Her comment on the baths…

Followed by the obligatory post bath roll.

Her first dental…

She has regular farrier visits.

Lots of girl bonding time…

Lorelei’s daughter, Hanna, loves Annie, too. Annie seems to like her as well.

I love this pic.

A little damage Annie created, trying to see her nextdoor neighbor.

This is her next door neighbor and now best buddy. He is a very old pony!

Saddle training.

Uh huh. Gonna happen.

4th ride. Such a good girl.

Trainer and Student after a session.

Love.

A RECENT TEXT FROM LORELEI

She is my heart. I’m so grateful you gifted her to me. I want to change her name from Orphan Annie to Princess Anne. She is pure royalty! :)


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