So we went for a vet check this morning with the Bug and got our verdict. It turns out that the Bug is just really FAT. That means a diet and exercise. I'm slightly disappointed because it would be nice to have a foal around, but it also means that I don't have late night foal watch and sleepless nights. It would have been nice to have a Bugger Butt baby to carry on the lines, but then no baby means no filling out late stud reports or parentage verification tests to make sure he's really the father. Having a foal around would mean less time to ride the Bug and more time to get Dream Girl started. But not having a foal around means more time to ride the Bug and maybe even compete in a few events. I missed a local judged trail ride last weekend because I was holding up until the outcome of the vet check.
So now I'm off to buy corral panels at the truckload sale in Gallup and then come home and throw a saddle on the bug and head for the hills.