Last week Shiprock Venus, Shiprock Secretary and Shiprock Shimmering Gold were weaned and true to form there was plenty of whinnying and calling out to mum.
Weaning time is my least favourite time of the year. I hate seeing the babies distressed. But thankfully its only for a short period of time until they get used to the idea of being out in the big bad world without the protection of mum.
Secretary & Shimmering Gold were most unhappy about the situation, but Venus took it all in her stride. She didn't call out to mum or get stressed out. Her full brother, Shiprock Mercury Rising, was exactly the same at weaning time, so it must be down to mum's influence.
All three girls are happily playing together in the paddock now. They are ready to find their new homes and to further their education. In the meantime, they will continue to attend Shiprock Stud pre-school and learn about the finer things in life, such as leading, tying, floating, feet trimming, worming and plenty more fun stuff.
If you are interesting in having a Shiprock baby join your stable yard, feel free to give me a call.