Saturday, June 6, 2009

Muppet the early years

So I totally missed blogging about my wonderful horse turning 7 on the 1st of June. I even didn't get any pictures of him as my shoulder has been acting up, and my friend Alex got hurt that day too. But to make up for it here's early Muppet.

I got Muppet from The United Pegasus Foundation (http://www.unitedpegasus.com) he is a PMU baby. That stands for a Premarin baby. The drug Premarin being made from pregnant mares urine, the consequence being that each year hundred of foals (the unwanted by product) are sent for slaughter. I was told he was a quarter horse paint mix and this was the picture I saw of him.


Some nice people shipped him to the barn I was boarding at in California for free, and here is what he looked like the day her arrived. Completely wild and ungroomed lol. He was not used to people and no-one could touch him.


He quickly grew to be quite a looker and here he is at a year old.


Here's my first wonderful attempt at clipping him. Luckily even though both of us didn't know what we were dong he felt cooler and happier at the end at that was the main thing.


When he turned 2 he filled out more and you can really see the horse he's going to be around this age a little more.


This is the first time he wore a saddle at 3 and a bit, just before we moved from CA to MA.


Stretching the legs at home in MA.


And this was his first winter at home in MA before he decided to jump the pasture fence and have to be boarded out.


At 5 years old my mum and dad got to finally meet him when they came over on a visit from England. This is one of my favorite pictures of him that my mum took.


Sadly I have not been as good about documenting the last few years, something I will do better at, and this is the last picture of him I took this winter at his new barn with one of his friends.


Hopefully I will do better about documenting year 7 of his life with me. 

In non-Muppet news. Chloe and Celebration left today for their new home with Holly. I think they are going to have a very happy life together. 

5 comments:

  1. Great horse post...and a wonderful success story. He is quite the "looker", I am so gad he found a loving home with you. BTW our new pony with the secret mission here is turning out to be a very good baby sitter to my great relief. It is hard to find good ones - horses or ponies and when you do...never let them go.

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  2. Thanks Kara. Your new pony is quite the cutie as well. I am glad he is working out for you so far.

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  3. That's one, lucky gelding!

    ;-)

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  4. He is gorgeous!He is lucky to have found you.
    One of my equines is a rowdy little pony who's momma was a product of a PMU line.

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  5. Thanks Nancy and Corinne. I think I'm pretty lucky to have him :)

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