I thought, since I’m behind, I’d take a moment to share the cuteness that has been Tony and Issimo growing up this summer.
Here’s Issimo getting scratched, and feeling the need to scratch back…
Tony had trouble with his legs when he was a newborn – he was windswept behind, and over at the knees (contracted tendons) in the front. It was because he was so huge when he was born, there wasn’t a lot of room for all of him in the womb. So he spent quite a bit of time in the calving barn, to limit his activity while his legs got stronger.
He adores scratches:
You can see his wobbly legs here:
He would have liked to play and be silly a lot sooner than he was able:
As he got stronger, he practiced his cow horse moves. He’ll be using these for the rest of his life:
Here, he’s back to pasture for the first time in 5 weeks:
Aren’t they adorable?