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post #1 of 52 Old 11-13-2009, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Pony or Horse? and what about age??

a friend called us and told us his brother had a paint for sale. we went and looked at him and he was so scrawny and skinny and absolutly tiny!!. the man didn't know how old he was but kids had already been riding him! he barely looks 18 months old but i can't be to sure. they were asking for way to much than we could afford and our offer wasn't enough so he turned us down. ( the man was a truck driver and the wife and kids wouldn't feed him. he had the same bag of food for a month!!) well about 2-3 weeks later they call us back saying he would take our offer. we went and picked him up that day i left 40$ with his daughter and told him i'd pay the rest later i just wanted him out of there. he had no water source that i could see from either. i asked his daughter if they had given him and name and of course they hadn't... he loaded like a pro! didn't even hesitate. mom picked his feet up and he let her with no problems. she went to check his teeth and he just sucked on her hand. well when we got him to our pasture. and let him meet the herd. he checked both of our females udders. ( from all of this i am guessing he is pretty young) mares were a wonder with him but the gelding hates him as of now and is always chasing him off. so as of now he is kept in one of the stables located in the pasture so they can interact with him without hurting him. he is only in the stable at night. in the morning we get him out and take him to the bottom pasture to stretch his legs and let him graze. but thats his story for now!

as for my questions. do you guys think he'll grow any?? he seems really young but mom seems to think he may have some pony in him and he'll stay around 12-13 hands but i'm not sure i think he'll grow to be at least 14-15 hands.

also got pictures of his teeth. and i was wondering if you guys could possibly help me with his age.

and he has a little scrape on his butt and i was wondering what your procedures for helpthing that heal would be? so far we are putting iodine and vaseline on it. to let it heal.

was also wondering about his Back feet. it's hard to see in the picture but they are pointed in the middle.. what do you think causes this? just that they haven't been trimmed? or is there an underlining problem? we are having the farrier come out soon to trim them up for him!

the first 3 pictures are when we went to look at him before we bought him. then pictures of his feet the last feet pictures are his back feet. and then his teeth. sorry if they are a little blurry but do you guys think you could figure out his age??
and then his cut. give me about 2 more minutes and i'll have mroe pictures up lol i can only do ten at a time!
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post #2 of 52 Old 11-13-2009, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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ok here are more. and these are all about 6 days after we brought him home. actually every picture besides the first 3 on the first post are 6 days after we brought him home!
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post #3 of 52 Old 11-13-2009, 05:11 PM
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He looks to be very young, and if he's trying to nurse off your mares I'd say he's not even 18 months old.

His teeth are definitely those of a youngster, if not an outright baby.

He has decent feet, and his pastern angles are good. I'm sure a trim will fix him right up.

He for sure needs some groceries, but I can't tell you whether or not he has pony breeding.

Your vet would be the one who'd have a better idea of his age and how big he'll get, but I don't think he's going to be extremely small.
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post #4 of 52 Old 11-13-2009, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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you don't think he is quite 18 months old? sheesh and they had kids riding him and stuff bareback and with saddles so thats just sad.


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post #5 of 52 Old 11-13-2009, 05:22 PM
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I agree he is just a baby.For the scrape, I would put Nu-stock on it. It makes the hair grow back much faster! Good luck with him, with some groceries and lots of love,he will be an awesome little horse!

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post #6 of 52 Old 11-13-2009, 05:26 PM
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For 18 months old he sure has a nice long, thick tail.
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post #7 of 52 Old 11-13-2009, 05:30 PM
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I agree with what has already been said. It is difficult to tell how big he'll be. He sure is a cute little guy! I'd love to see him in a couple of months when you get him filled out more. ;)

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Poor guy, definitely needs some groceries! I'm not an expert in aging so I looked in my Equine Science textbook from college ( little dusty!) and by comparing pictures it looks like he's a yearling... It's hard to tell without seeing the surface of the teeth though. I agree, kind of a long tail for something that young though so I could be wrong. Like I said, not an expert with aging!

Good luck with him! I'm happy that he will finally be in a loving home.
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post #9 of 52 Old 11-13-2009, 06:23 PM
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awwww the poor weee baby, glad he has such a good home now, :)
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post #10 of 52 Old 11-13-2009, 06:29 PM
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he might not grow that much/ that fast, especially if he wasnt feed well.
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