Our two new bay beauties, Alder and Pearl, have settled in well to their new digs at Safe Harbor Stables. We have taken the first step in separating them, and they are now in two individual but neighboring paddocks. We never know how that first step will go when two horses have been together for as many years as these two have. But they barely missed a beat and went right on with their business in their new paddocks.
Separating Alder and Pearl is not only useful for building their individual self-confidence levels, but also for maintaining proper body weight. Alder has proven to be an easy keeper, a trait that is not uncommon among the Morab breed. We are able to put him on a more restricted diet now that he is not with his sister 24/7.
Both horses seem to be quite healthy and sound. Pearl toes in a little bit so she’ll likely be better as a light riding horse than an endurance prospect. Alder has an old wound on his right hind leg that has resulted in a large scar, but we haven’t seen any signs of lameness from it.
These two are going to be fun to work with. They are both sweet and enjoy interacting with people. Pearl is a little standoffish at first, but she warms right up. They’ll soon be getting underway in our horsemanship program with groundwork and working toward being started under saddle.