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 that's 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!