Friday, July 21, 2017

48 Hours of Zoëbird

If you're a serious SB blog stalker, you'll know I haven't updated more than twice a week in months.

NOT UNTIL THERE WAS A ZOEBIRD IN THE PICTURE.

And here I am, updating again.

Because omg you guys. I know I've had her like 54 hours as of the writing of this post but like. omg. I love her. Not just in the like "she's new and exciting and shopping yay!" sort of way, but like. This little mare speaks to my soul.

And I hate people who talk about their souls because that's usually a cover for how they don't have brains.

But here I am and I don't even care.


We're just getting acquainted and playing right now. We're doing important stuff like selecting her favorite curry:
answer: no bad options
Trying on stuff:
apparently not cob size. still.
Learning about saddle pads:
Trying on boots:
Playing with the hose:
I mean, we've done a little ground work. We're going slow. I'm in no rush and she's a smart little thing. She was a little goosey about the saddle pad on Wednesday, then totally fine on Friday, so I went ahead and put a saddle on her.
and a bridle bc why not
We just walked around and explored and ate some weeds, then took it off again. No pressure. 

I'm having a fun time playing with tack, too. Her head is cob length, but otherwise oversize dimensions. I took my western bridle in and had to have them lengthen the throatlatch 6"+ because no way no how was it going on her. However, the girth Courage used is a solid 12" too long for her. 
And Zoëbird? She learned the barn routine and settled right in. She has a mini-me bff she gets turned out with, two boyfriends, and she's learning to eat treats.

Oh and yesterday she met me at the gate and ate a carrot and it was the cutest thing I've ever seen. <3

52 comments:

  1. Squeeee! 😍😍 So cute! Glad she is settling in so well.

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  2. This post makes me happy. I'm glad that it's working out so well. She seems to be a lovely horse.

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  3. Sounds like she's settling right in. Love her little expressions

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  4. Yay! She sounds very sensible! And cuddly! She sounds so cuddly. You deserve cuddly. And nice work having the throat latch lengthened and not just buying a new one. That's to be acknowledged!

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    1. Well I just bought this one and I really like it and dammit. MAKE IT LONG.

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  5. I am going to be living vicariously, since my attempt at a baby draft cross failed this year. I'm so excited for you :)

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    1. Haha she is a fence tester for sure, but I think not as bad as yours. ;-)

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  6. Yay. I am so super happy for you! She's just the cutest.

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  7. Yep get out your air mattress I'm coming to visit!!!!

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  8. So glad you're loving your adorable pony. Sucks she won't fit into a regular proportioned bridle, but yay Frankening?

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    1. I'm trying to go custom. Because reasons.

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  9. omg. she's freaking adorable. I want you to post like multiple times a day - with TONS of pictures. This is going to be an amazing journey to watch unfold!
    p.s. if you need a place to send that Wonder Woman browband, I know a girl...

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    1. Haha I have yet to actually list anything for sale because most everything is spoken for. Yay having observant friends and nice things?

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  10. Well she took to this new life quite well!! She is such a gem! Surrogate big brother Hampersand says hello!

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    1. D'awwww. I hope she follows in his (giant) footsteps.

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    1. I love names that work on multiple levels.

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  12. I love her already - that cute nose playing with the hose!!!! Eeee!!

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  13. She is seriously the cutest ever. I LOVE that you love her :)

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    1. <3 I'm such a dork about her. Like more dorky than I am normally.

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  14. This horse. I love her already. So happy for you.

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  15. Cute! Love when they come to the gate 😍

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