|Carmen as a baby. How adorable is this?|
She's definitely growing up.
PRE horses mature a little more slowly. She starting to fill out. She should be done by the time she's 7.
I can definitely see a change in her- she's filling out and graying out quite a bit. I love her dapples and wish that they would stay! It's hard to tell but she's more muscle and bone then before.
|look at her compared to her dam in size!|
|From April 2015|
|February 2016. (There's no snow now)|
I find her to be much more mature- less like a hormonal teenager and more like a young adult. Of course that may all change once she starts her heat cycles. Diet probably plays a role too- I have her on a high fat and fibre diet and no grain.
She's definitely braver than last year. For example, yesterday I took down the snow fence. I took out the shorter one first and they were in their field. When I went to get the longer Irish and Carmen were in the small paddock by the barn. I had to walk through there with the fence. It was long and awkward so I had it as a big bundle of orange plastic and yellow sticks. It made a lot of noise as I walked. I figured she would take off but instead she watched me and then followed me as a I left. Rather than freaking out she was curious. Our rides continue to go really well and I'm happy to have her in my life. I think she's happy with me too.
Happy Birthday Carmen! Today we will celebrate with cookies (oh and riding).