A Note about Sugarbush Draft Horses

I see it over and over again, and no matter how many times it's said, it's still wrong. "Sugarbush Drafts are just an Appaloosa Draft Cross". Uh.... no. The Sugarbush Draft Horse was a breed created many years ago in Ohio. While the initial cross was made using Percherons to Appaloosas, in the many generations following, the breed has been solidified into a consistent type. Saying these horses are "just" a draft cross makes as much sense as saying that AQHA horses are "just" a Thoroughbred cross, American Cream Drafts are "just" a dilute Belgian, or that Morgans are "just" a grade.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Baby D is now.... Gelding D!

Today was a big day for the little man.  First the new man came and petted and loved on him.  Then he pinched him, and then the baby began to feel funny.

Daltrey went out like a light, almost passing out with only the first sedative.  Not a problem at all with his operation, except that he's such a fire breathing horse that he just didn't want to wake up.

Here's the baby, in his first moments becoming aware that he's now a gelding.  His response immediately after I snapped this picture was to lay down, and pass back out for 5 more minutes.

He's up and in his stall, looking good, and happily munching his hay.  Poco and Jaz are playing in the arena, and nanny Poco keeps calling to make sure his new baby is around.  Daltrey will whinney back, then Arden hears him (Daltrey's mom) and has to whinney.  So right now, we're getting chain reaction whinnies about every 15 minutes.  It's pretty cute.



I came close to doing a bad thing though.  I almost forgot about his wolf teeth.  Well, I actually DID forget.  Luckily, Leah and I use the same vet, and he knows both of us very well.  HE remembered.

And just for general cuteness.....
..........Baby D' drunk as a skunk.  The tech thought he was absolutely adorable, I think she would have stolen him in a heartbeat.

10 comments:

  1. Very cute pics! Poor boy does look woozy!

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  2. Poor boy. Looks like he feels no pain. He'll be good as new before long, and ready to play with his Uncle Poco again.


    ~Lisa

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  3. Looks like too many wobbly pops! Glad he is doing well

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  4. LOL Leah.. always the realist! He's cute all drunk 'n stuff though.

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  5. Just checked on him for the night around 1am. He's just as happy as can be, and thrilled to have Nanny Poco beside him in the stall.

    And he's STILL acting just fine, and like nothing is wrong at all. Man, this little guy is amazingly perfect in his personality.

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  6. I made sure to buy a bag of baby carrots, just in case ;-)

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  7. I made sure to buy a bag of baby carrots, just in case the little man is looking sorry.

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  8. LOL Leah.. always the realist! He's cute all drunk 'n stuff though.

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  9. Very cute pics! Poor boy does look woozy!

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