My mother seems intent on calling him Retrojet. I personally hate the name! All of ours have been given much nicer names over the years - Song Of The Stars, Lunar Fire, Rainbow Quest, Rainsong etc Retrojet really doesn't fit in.
He had a great time out to play today. I think it's safe to say any residual part of being a dummy is now behind him. He needs to straighten up a little behind but play time in the field will do him the world of good. I've never had such a small foal. He can walk underneath his mum - by the udders and between her front legs!
Social Distancing doesn't exist in Dum Dum's world!
Technically she is. Shetlands should not exceed 42". She is 44" which is why she is no longer shown. Dum Dums father is 41" so in theory he should have been a strapping big lad. Instead his mother seems to have kept every single bit of food for herself the entire pregnancy. From covering in June to the middle of November she was out on good grass. From mid-november to March she also had ad-lib haylage. March onwards she came home, had ad-lib haylage and D&H Mare & Youngstock mix 2x daily. I know first foals are smaller but there's small and then there's midget small! She doesn't look like she has just dropped a foal, she still looks in foal!
The midget has got a lot bigger, a lot stockier and a lot more solid over the last week! He can still walk under his mum but only just now if he ducks a little. He has absolutely NO fear and NO idea about personal space which makes getting a pic of him very hard indeed!
Unless you want them to turn out like this...
He finally stepped away long enough to get a side on shot!
I know the vets and the friend you are talking about. I also moved from them due to a few things. (Pictures of my horses operation on Facebook before I had even seen him and certainly hadn’t seen pictures was the final straw). I even got a phone call from them asking why I moved and would I consider going back!