Friday, August 13, 2010

Ducky's Goose at Two Months Old

Goose is growing up.  Ducky Ho Oh, the mare that we pulled from New Holland in November of last year, has produced a truly beautiful colt.  He is full of energy, and mischief, but Ducky is a very good Mother and disciplines him when he gets out of hand.  Here's the latest batch of pictures that I have received.

These first two are of Goose at five weeks.  The dark spot on his neck is where the IV was put in.  You may remember that he had a rough start, and ended up in the hospital for a while.

And, here is Goose today.  He's starting to shed his foal coat around his ears and nose.  From that, we're pretty sure that he is going to be a dark bay, much darker than his Mother.  There's not a speck of white on him.  When he's all grown up and under saddle, he ought to be a truly spectacular sight.

I am very tempted to send these pictures to his former owner, to show him what he threw away.  You couldn't ask for a more lovely mare and foal.

11 comments:

Tina said...

Awww those are great pictures, what a lovely young horse he is and look at those long legs....

Terry said...

He's just beautiful! What a happy ending to his hard start in life.

Sharon said...

He's going to be grand! Ducky is so beautiful and if Goose is going to be an even deeper color - oh, Man!

On the other - never trouble trouble.....

Upupaepops said...

littl bay boy

Oh I could just squeeeeeeeeze him

Cin said...

wow.. they are beautiful!
luv their names too!!

Tammy said...

What a beauty! And he and his mum are so very lucky. (Not to mention how lucky his new owner is). Love to see his progress pictures.
Tammy

Sandra said...

They are both spectacular!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

what a great name for a horse
xx
lovelky pics

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What a beautiful mare and handsome, handsome boy!!!! He looks so strong and healthy and I'm so glad he and his Mom are doing so well!! Thanks for the update!!

barefootheart said...

Ahh, bless his little bay baby heart.

Lisa said...

Wow, he looks fantastic! :)