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post #1 of 9 Old 05-18-2012, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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First Foal-Are His Legs "Normal" Looking?

Just wanted an opinion about our foals legs and overall shape. This is our first foal (horse was bred when we purchased her) so I am not sure what they should look like. He is 3 days old in these pictures and he runs around and plays-very active and a fast little guy, just wanted to make sure that his knees and legs seem okay and that overall he looks good, as I was looking at these pictures and his knees seem big in comparison to the rest of his legs. Is that normal for this age? His parents are both registered Fox Trotters. Hopefully he will grow up to be a nice pleasure horse.
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-18-2012, 05:36 PM
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All foals can look a little strange as they need to grow into those long legs. I don't see anything here that raises any flags...

Cute little guy :).....he looks like he is thinking solely about mischief however :)
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They seem fine to me. A lot of foals have giant joints in the beginning, and fill out after a few months :)
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They are fine Congrats on your new foal!! You have to remember that he was in his mommas womb for 11 months lol

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post #5 of 9 Old 05-18-2012, 05:40 PM
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Looks completely normal to me! Foals take some time to "unfold" and fill out, so his knees will look bigger than that rest of him. For example, the first picture is my baby Henny at one day old, and the second is Henny at two weeks old.

And your guy is definitely a cutie! You're gonna need to share more pictures
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post #6 of 9 Old 05-18-2012, 06:10 PM
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He'll grow into his legs-but it can take awhile. He's a cutie.
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Kayella your foal is a beauty!!
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Thanks everyone! Just a nervous new mama! :)
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That's why it's good to ask, first time mums all have have questions, heck, several times a mum and I still worry over stuff.

You have a beautiful boy there, all looks good, keep posting pics as he grows
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