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post #21 of 31 Old 07-24-2013, 08:28 PM
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she looks better in the newer pics. I would get some fenbendazole regular dose . You need to rotate wormers , As for her weight, I would say yes, more. It looks like she has not yet shed out . Be sure to get her some free choice salt/mineral licks. The flies are horrid this year.
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post #22 of 31 Old 07-24-2013, 09:09 PM
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I like her! Way to go!

At that age I like her weight, she may be a late bloomer so no worries. Like said some good nutrition for development. She's going to become a looker! Congrats!!
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post #23 of 31 Old 07-25-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Are the bot eggs in her mane the same bot flies that burrow into your skin and then grow into a maggot before crawling out? Or are they a different species? They sounded different, as the ones in her mane are waiting to get eaten so they can hatch in the stomach, where the other ones lay eggs on mosquitos and they drop onto an animal when the mosquito bites it. But they both burrow, so maybe they're the same.
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post #24 of 31 Old 07-25-2013, 12:49 PM
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get one of those black gritty grooming blocks at Fleet. Other than the knife, that will probably work decently in the mane. Otherwise get a lice comb at walmart.

Let me know how the PPE goes;) And yes, she is cute.....for an App,

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Maybe I am confused. Is the foal the one in the third shot, standing just behind and to the left of the other horse (?) or is your 2 yr old the other horse?

The patterns look different to me but my eye isn't trained for Appies :)

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Maybe I am confused. What I am seeing are shots of the dam in at least three instances..going on the pattern of color on the shoulder (especially left). The pattern on the foal in that third shot looks different than in the other shots..the spots are more prevalent and look less like what I understand to be a blanket pattern like what is seen on the mare.

Her dam is black, I met her when I went to look at Filly. (before someone looks her up and says NO SHE'S X she LOOKS black. She's a uniform dark color of whatever technical name). And no, in any of these pictures, these are all the same filly. The owner said her color has changed a bit as she's grown, and the first set of pictures are all spread apart in her growing.

EDIT: You edited your post, never mind the dam stuff then. And it DOES look like a different color pattern, more prevalent on the legs, but there's some parts on that pic that are the same as the others (Like the darker sploth on her butt). It's the same horse, somehow :p

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I was looking at the foal next to the older horse and made the assumption they were mama and baby until I looked closer at the shots of the 2 yr old by herself..than I wasn't sure. :)
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I was looking at the foal next to the older horse and made the assumption they were mama and baby until I looked closer at the shots of the 2 yr old by herself..than I wasn't sure. :)
Gotcha. The other foal is her half sister, out of the same dam but different sire.
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*sigh* I SUCK at colors. I'm trying to get better. I thought spots = leopard. Sorry, and thanks for the correction.
She will color out to be a leopard in appearance, but is not a true leopard. She is what most people call the slang term of "near leopard". Her face is already coloring out, and the lightning marks on her fronts indicate her base color will break up and she will gradually mottle out to a leopard pattern. Within 3 or 4 years - possibly less, she will look like a regular leopard.

Her upright pasterns come from Dreamfinder and are typical of the Dreamfinder line. Her neck looks skinny and funky, but don't worry about that at this stage - as she matures that will most likely resolve itself. Lots of 2 year olds have funky necks.

My big stallion Chip, as many Appys do, started out much like your girl with nearly solid head, neck, and legs with varnishing and lightning marks

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She will color out to be a leopard in appearance, but is not a true leopard. She is what most people call the slang term of "near leopard". Her face is already coloring out, and the lightning marks on her fronts indicate her base color will break up and she will gradually mottle out to a leopard pattern. Within 3 or 4 years - possibly less, she will look like a regular leopard.

Her upright pasterns come from Dreamfinder and are typical of the Dreamfinder line. Her neck looks skinny and funky, but don't worry about that at this stage - as she matures that will most likely resolve itself. Lots of 2 year olds have funky necks.

My big stallion Chip, as many Appys do, started out much like your girl with nearly solid head, neck, and legs with varnishing and lightning marks

I won't say I'm not a teensy bit disappointed. I would love for her to keep her current color, it's what initially drew me to her. I'll cross my fingers that it's closer to four years from now instead of, say, two. :)
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