Two stories that just horrified me todeath. I'll try and summarize....
1) A friend of mine bred her mare to Jester for her first foal. She has tons of riding experience but had never bred before.
When the goal was born they recorded it. The baby was jumping around and rolling in the straw. They thought it was so
Adorable and he looked healthy. When he was situated they went to bed. They came back the next morning and the colt had died of colic. That's why he was rolling so much. Talk about a bad foal experience.
2) Another first time foal owner. Another friend of mine. He bought a foal and was so excited, he bought all this stuff for the baby and completely child proofed his run - except for one thing. The feeder.
The baby was a gorgeous son of El Gato Dun It and Miss Quincy. Amazing and built to stop like a son of a b****. I was happy he was going to a good home.
The next day he called me and was crying. He had left the halter on the baby - The baby got his head caught in the feeder, pulled back with the halter stuck, and snapped his neck.
Just somethings to keep in mind. I've been seeing a few similar mistakes lately with inexperienced owners abd I wanted to share the experience to maybe shock a few lessons into a few good minds...Absolutely horrifying....And both first time baby owners. Makes it even worse :/
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