Thursday, 16 June 2011

New Horse New Name


We have finally decided on a stable name for Bold Hawk, his stable name is now Tipper, we took a long time trying out different names for him we tried such names as Roo, Wesker, and Ozzie, but in the end we came up with Tipper, he seems to take more notice of Tipper then the other names, so it has stuck.



Anyway now on to how Tipper is doing. We are still working on his feet, it’s taking a long time but I am just going to try and get him to pick his fore legs up twice a day. I am not trying to pick his feet out unless they have a stone or something like that in them, I just want him to get used to me picking his feet up, then I will start picking them out.



See here, this is a photo of Tipper’s withers, he used to have a bald strip there, but as you can see the fur has mostly grown back, it is quite hard to even see where the mark used to be, we haven’t even used any products on him yet just a healthy diet. Thanks for the tip Abby, check out Abby’s Blog, My spotty pony. I will be trying out my other followers suggestions on the marks that won’t grow back with healthy eating. Anyway that is about all for now.

Thanks for the comments on my last post.

Sherri, yep I nearly always have no idea what the cats are doing and asking, dogs not so bad but our newest dog is always asking for something and is not very clear about what he wants, but I think horses are probably the easiest to tell what they want.

Abby, yes it is a very funny face and that naughty older horse is Tipper he is a bit bossy with Pip, and just today he has been telling off Murphy too, so he seems to be working his way up in the herd. I do wonder if Pip will go up in the pecking order. That is sweet of Spotty I think he was probably being affectionate or had an itch, but like you said they have so many ways of telling us what they want.


8 comments:

My Spotty Pony said...

I am glad my tip helped Edward, and thank you so much for the link to my blog, it is very kind of you and much appreciated.
Tipper (great name) is looking so well since he came to you. What a difference a change in diet and some care and attention can make, and in such a short period too. I am so glad his fur is starting to grow back and that you are making progress with picking up his feet. I wish more people like you would take on horses like this, as it just shows what can be achieved in the right hands.
Keep up the good work. Abby

Sherri B. said...

I love his new name..Tipper is a very happy go lucky name and I bet he will end up being that way once he realizes that you are his forever family and he will always be loved.

Vitzy said...

I just found your blog via Horse Trail Riders. It looks like you have some beautiful horses! I'll be curious to follow along and see how Tipper changes in your care.

Shirley said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. I assume you live in England? One thing you might try on Tippers scars is essential oil of lavender; it regenerates tissue.

Autumn Mist said...

Tipper is a great name. When we got Zak he was very timid and came in with kick marks on him, but now he is quite bold and will sometimes even boss Barnaby around. It's surprising how much their confidence grows when they're loved and worked regularly by us humans. Having a purpose in life seems to do them good, and increases their standing in the herd.

Seven Gates Farm said...

Hey Edward ~ I had quite a bit of catching up to read on your blog. Love Tipper. I don't hear that name much in my horse circles. I think it suits him really well. He looks really good. His color is so pretty in the sun. You have quite a herd. Debi

allhorsestuff said...

Hi there!
I'm late, trying to read up on past posts!
I'm the only one that may call your horse "Bold "Tipper...I'm sorry, I see the fat Beagle dog, Tipper, that lives at my stable!

Nice that his wounds after growing the hair back. He'll just be so stunning in no time, with the good conscientious care you give!

My mare, I'm sorry to say, by the hands of me and I'll saddle fit-had white patches....I massaged them with my favorite product,"calm coat". it has Lavender, as Shirley mentioned, plus much more herbal stuffs.
Starting fresh now, with the new saddle!

Ooou thought of another name...Tipperhawk!
Wa's dam had the best stable name..."Feather". Washashe means,"people of the middle waters"-Osage tribe. It's our tribe.

allhorsestuff said...

ps
Excellent on his feet, he'll trust you soon...plus, some of his dotson could be body issues. Standing on one weighted can hurt shoulder s, /back.