Friday, June 14, 2013

Happy Birthday, Yalla!

Yalla! FantastyKheema arrived about 3:40 AM on June 14th, 2009 and this time Lisa (my neighbor) and I were fortunate enough to witness the entire birthing process, following a week of sleeping in the barn. See here for our adventures and pictures. Also, LaughingOrcaRanch.blogspot.com has an excellent write up and pictures of the events leading up to and following her birth, as well. see here.

She has now matured to a solid four year old and is saddled and ready to go. (I know, the saddle pad is waaaay too long for her short back.) I've only managed a half dozen rides or so, and many of them were bareback, but she is coming along nicely. She has a lot of attitude but she's smart and quick to learn...and quick on her feet too!


As with Scout, however, she didn't grow as tall as I'd hoped.  Actually, this picture is from last year. I was certain I had more recent ones. I can't find any right now so I'll just have to take some this afternoon when the sun is better.

Anyway, Happy Birthday to my beautiful little fireball with a brain, Yalla!
Let's go!!

9 comments:

Dan and Betty said...

Put some white socks on her back feet and add a stripe and a snip to that star and she looks a lot like my Rocky, Sugar.

Happy birthday, Yallah.

Dan

Paint Girl said...

Awww! Happy Birthday Yalla! She is so pretty. I can't believe our babies are already 4 years old. Time goes by way too fast!

Reddunappy said...

Wow! I cant believe its been four years!!! I remember your post when she was foaled! Happy birthday Yalla! She is a pretty girl!

fernvalley01 said...

Goodness! it seems like the time has flown by! She is lovely

Grey Horse Matters said...

Happy Birthday beautiful girl. Wow, I remember when she was born. Time really does fly.

achieve1dream said...

Happy Birthday Yalla!!!!! It's crazy that our babies are four! Where does time go? I'm looking forward to seeing new pictures of her. I bet she is as gorgeous as ever. :D

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Happy Birthday Yalla! I snuck her a carrot and a cookie over the fence to help her celebrate.
She has grown into a beautiful, smart strong mare with a fun personality.


~Lisa

Fantastyk Voyager said...

I'll bet she came running over to you, right?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Yes, she did.
Most every time she sees me, Yalla! calls out to me. I'm not sure if it's because she remembers who I am and wants to visit with me, or just because she wants a treat.
But She makes me smile every time she whinnies at me.
Not even Apache does that when she sees me.

~Lisa