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!