Which of these two warmblood foals do you like best, based on these pictures?
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Thanks for your opinions... The first one is the one I am buying. I liked his dam a lot more than his half-siblings as well, which was my first attraction to him. But I just wanted to make sure what I am seeing is fairly sensible.
Anything glaringly awful stand out about him? I know its suuuper hard to tell anything at all for sure.
It's where there is an opening (it can vary in size) in the lining of the membrane that keeps their intestines all contained. It's not an uncommon thing and some foals do grow out of them with no human involvement at all. My youngest colt, Taz, had one that I had surgically corrected when I had him gelded. It's not a big deal at all, but something to consider that you may have to fix at a later point.
You see the little things that look like bulges just in front of their sheath? That's the hernia.
Here is a more severe one, just to show you where to look.