I got a new colt.
Dave was not stoked but after seeing how mellow the little guy is, he was less not stoked. If less not stoked is even a possibility in states of being. Lake Shasta Paints was having a dispersal sale and well, you know us, we can’t pass up a good deal. I think Dave is wearing off on me.
He has nice breeding but at five months old, he’s in an ugly phase. It’s unfortunate to judge colts this age. He is crooked legged and butt high. Dave can straighten the legs, a bit, through corrective trimming, something you can only do when they are very young. The butt is probably just growing phase but there’s always a possibility he will never even all the way out. Despite those things, he is a pretty awesome little guy. I’m not drawn to paints like some people are, which is weird since I have two but I’m enjoying his markings. He has little curvy devil ears that match the little devil horns marking on his face. He also has a Cruella De Vill white streak in his forelock.
My favorite feature is his crazy mane. He has super fine hair and goes in every direction at once.
His dam had a long mane with very fine hair. I think he’s going to have hair just like hers.
He’s living at my Sister-in-Law’s until I’m sure we can catch him. He’s not rowdy but he’s shy and he will walk away from humans when they go in his pen. He is really interested in the big horses and wants nothing more than to hang out with them.
He has a papered name of Amigo’s Kahlua Man but I’m thinking of changing it to Amigo’s Smokey Bar. I haven’t figured out his barn name (for those of you who don’t speak horse a barn name is what we call him around the barn. It’s too hard to say, “Please saddle up Amigo’s Kahlua Man.”) I’ve tried Jackson and I don’t hate it but it’s lacking something. As of today I’m trying whiskey, since his papered name has the booze reference. A friend suggested moonshine, which I like but it’s too many syllables. Eventually I would call him shine but there’s a line of horses with shine in their name and I don’t want anyone getting confused. I’m hoping his name will grow organically, like all of my other critters. I want to call him Hell of a Nice Guy but again, too many syllables.
Don’t you just want to squeeze him? (I tried it and he didn’t like it much but he let me.)