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post #11 of 57 Old 05-01-2008, 01:16 AM Thread Starter
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It started snowing here and the temps. Dropped right after he was born...we let him out of his stall for a while, and he hopped around in the snow for a while until he pooped himself out.

I will try to get more picture of him tomorrow :)
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post #12 of 57 Old 05-01-2008, 09:41 AM
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He looks great, AK, congrats!
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post #13 of 57 Old 05-02-2008, 12:57 AM
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I agree sucha beautiful creation :)

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post #14 of 57 Old 05-02-2008, 02:50 AM Thread Starter
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He sure is getting strong fast...he is not even 48 hours old, and he was running around, playing. We turned him out in the field, and he and mom had a great time exploring. Dez nearly had a heart attack though because we moved them...I am not sure what she thinks about her having a baby...she has not yet gone back into heat, but he is pacing his pen and crying like he was during their breeding week last year! Oh well, I am sure he will adjust.

Anyone have any ideas how long we should wait before trying to move her and the baby out to the field (more room to run and play) with the geldings?...and how we might go about doing it. I was thinking about removing the geldings, putting her and baby in, and then re-introducing the geldings one at a time (there are two of them). How long should we keep them alone before putting them out there? Will she protect him if the geldings get aggressive? Do geldings tend to get aggressive?

I still haven't figured out how to feed her if we move her out there (she needs so much more food now that she is nursing)...though she may not let the boys near her food with the baby there.

I think we may call him Blizzard (seeing how is snowed three inches in late april hours after he was born)... We still need to choose his regular registered name though... :)

Anyway...here are pictures from today...still a muddy mess here - yuk.

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post #15 of 57 Old 05-02-2008, 03:48 AM
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Aww AK, he's gorgeous! I've been keeping a look out for news, but haven't been on the past few days so I missed it!
He's absolutley stunning, Congratulations on becoming a Grandma!!!!
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post #16 of 57 Old 05-02-2008, 08:04 AM
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Gosh AK its been 2 years since we had babys but I think we kept them seperate for about 2 weeks. We don't have any geldings but the other mares were no problem. If one got too close mommy mare kept them away and protected her baby. Can you feed her with a strap on feed bag? Or just seperate her at feeding time?
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post #17 of 57 Old 05-02-2008, 02:00 PM
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Aww, he is a great looking baby, and wow, I love the mare, lol. Is she a QH or SPB APHA? They are really great.
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post #18 of 57 Old 05-02-2008, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Aww, he is a great looking baby, and wow, I love the mare, lol. Is she a qh or SPB apha? They are really great.
Thanks. :) She is an AQHA mare

...also, Vida, thanks for the turnout advice...I guess I will just play the feeding thing by ear in a couple of weeks...separating for feeding might be the best thing. :)
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post #19 of 57 Old 05-03-2008, 12:51 AM
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My God, Paint babies are the CUTEST THINGS ON EARTH.
He looks like he's all legs! So cute, I'd steal him if I was close enough! Hehehe.
Congrats!!
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post #20 of 57 Old 05-04-2008, 11:18 AM
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OMG Gorgeous I love him :P and I love your Mare BTW I love Paints and Chestnuts! :P And Question Isent it dangerous to leave a rope halter on a horse in the field???? Anywayyy Gorgeous Babee I hope you keeep him

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