I just joined this forum, it's nice to be around horse talk again. I've been around horses since the age of five and haven't wanted anything else. And right now after moving with my fiancÚ we are looking at buying a new horse for me. (My old pony was sold two years ago when I began college :( )
We found a sweet little guy through a friend of ours. He's about 6 months old and I know he has some draft horse in him. If we meet him and like him (I already like him ^_^) we will bring him home in a month. What should I look out for health wise? I've never owned a horse younger than 7 years. I plan on training the little guy myself which I'm good at so no worries there. What should I feed him in addition to hay? I was looking at supplements the other day but not sure if he should have one or not. I'd like to stay away from oats because they give too much energy. I'm in Alaska and it still cold here. I don't want him to sweat and get a chill. I'm also looking at toys for him. I would like to get a big ball for him to play with and one of those flavored licky things. Any ideas on what else a young horse would like for a toy?
Also does anyone know the age at which you can geld a horse?