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post #1 of 41 Old 07-01-2009, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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My very first horse.

So it finally happened. I got my very first horse. After working at horse barns and riding other peoples horses my dad came into my life and got me a horse. Not just one, but two. We don't have them at the barn yet, that will happen Friday. I have a couple pictures, not very good ones but I can't wait until Friday to show you all!!

They need a little weight on them, and they need to be wormed. I'm having the vet come out Friday to look them both over as well.

This is Aries (the bay mare) and Apollo (the little stallion):





They are both Tennessee Walkers.








































They both need some work physically. Right now they look a little rough but I think once they get some meat on their bones and some muscle definition they will be beautiful.

Also I'm really curious as to what color Apollo is, what do you think???


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post #2 of 41 Old 07-02-2009, 12:04 AM
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Man that darker one needs some serious weight. What is going on there? Are you keeping the horses there? Is the horse having to compete with the others for food? I'd pull him/her out to be fed to make sure that it's getting enough food. No reason for it to be in that condition unless something is going on (teeth, worms, something else). The stallion is out with the mares?

Which one is your horse?
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post #3 of 41 Old 07-02-2009, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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I just bought them. They are at the guys house that I bought them off of. He actually went and rescued them from a bad situation they were in. They are not at my barn yet, we're getting them Friday and they will both have plenty to eat, trust me. He is quite skinny I know. He has been out with several other horses so he probably has been competing for food. But once he is in my hands he is going to be well taken care of, nice and plump. Getting some weight on him is my main concern right now.

Also, he has been out with mares. The man I bought them from never said anything about him being cut or not so I assumed he was still intact. Maybe he is cut...I didn't ask because I was too mortified by the horror story they have been through to worry about whether he was a stallion or gelding. My stupidity on that part.

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Is the mare in foal? When does the stallion get gelded?

Are you absolutely sure you wanna mess with my carrots?
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post #5 of 41 Old 07-02-2009, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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No they mare is not in foal. She has worms. They are both getting wormed tomorrow when I go out there. She has the bloated belly but still ribby look going on.

My trainer is going out with me tomorrow to help me get them cleaned up and wormed.
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No they mare is not in foal. She has worms. They are both getting wormed tomorrow when I go out there. She has the bloated belly but still ribby look going on.

My trainer is going out with me tomorrow to help me get them cleaned up and wormed.
If the boy is intact, I'd bet the mare is in foal in addition to being wormy. Did you get them for free as rescues?

Are you absolutely sure you wanna mess with my carrots?
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post #7 of 41 Old 07-02-2009, 12:37 AM
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If the mare is in with a stallion she most likely is pregnant and if not - will be shortly. Good luck, I hope you realize what you are getting into with these two. Not exactly what I would have picked for first horses.

All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!

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post #8 of 41 Old 07-02-2009, 12:40 AM
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You'll want to have the vet check her if the stallion hasn't been cut to see if she is pregnant. Really irresponsible on the guys' part of the horse hasn't been cut and he's been running with the mares.
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post #9 of 41 Old 07-02-2009, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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Well thats okay. Your opinion and thats perfectly fine.

If she is in foal than so be it, we will find out Friday.

The guy said if I could no longer keep them or didn't want them anymore he would be more than willing to take them back and give my money back.

But I have faith in these two :]
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post #10 of 41 Old 07-02-2009, 12:43 AM Thread Starter
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You'll want to have the vet check her if the stallion hasn't been cut to see if she is pregnant. Really irresponsible on the guys' part of the horse hasn't been cut and he's been running with the mares.


I agree, it is irresponsible but being pregnant is better than being abandon and starving to death.
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