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        02-04-2013, 06:21 PM
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    Weanling
    Penny & Nickel.

    These beautiful mare's were never really mine. I watched them for *five* years. The first time I met them was definitely not a good "first impression". They were so scared, so skinny. But Penny, the mare on the left, trusted me, & within a day I had her tied up & getting burrs & tangles out of her mane & tail. By the end of that week Nickel would stand for me, but wouldn't let me halter her, so I didn't push her to do it. She stood quietely & let me do what I needed. As far as I knew, they were 8 when I started watching them, & had never been trimmed, had shots, or wormed. So I wormed them, & out of my own pocket, I got them both trimmed. (which was a pretty fun experience!) By the end of the five years, we were REALLY close. I could crawl under them, run around them, ride them bareback with *nothing* on them. Then I couldn't go see them for a week, one week, & I went back, & they were gone. The whole family, was gone. They even left the mare's yearling colts. (they looked the same as well, born two days apart, black, four stockings, blaze's) I waited for about a month for them to come back, feeding & watering the colts because they were in a 1/2 acre lot with nothing but dirt. They never came back. I ended up naming the colts Lightning & Thunder, because, as a twelve year old, what kinda names do you come up with? I never spoke to the people again, & I have yet to find the pretty girls. I tried to contact the owners for two weeks, then I gave up. I found a nice family to take the colts to their farm & to this day the owner still sends me pictures of the little colts, who are now measuring about 16.2 & pretty as ever, still stallions, & used for kids to trail ride on.
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        02-04-2013, 06:23 PM
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    Yearling
    Those were born black?
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        02-04-2013, 06:46 PM
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    Weanling
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    Those were born black?
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    No, their colts were born black.
         
        02-04-2013, 06:47 PM
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    Yearling
    Those supposedly are the colts...
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        02-04-2013, 06:54 PM
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    Weanling
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    Those supposedly are the colts...
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    No, those are Penny & Nickel, the two mare's I watched for five years. I watched the colts after they disappeared.
         
        02-04-2013, 07:03 PM
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    Yearling
    Ahh ok, I read it as the pic was the colts. Do you have pics of the babies? I bet they were adorable.
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        02-04-2013, 07:06 PM
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    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by OutOfTheLoop    
    Ahh ok, I read it as the pic was the colts. Do you have pics of the babies? I bet they were adorable.
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    No, unfortunately not. When they left they were just beginning to let me pet them. They were big bodied, black, four stockings, & blaze's. They were true black too.
         
        02-06-2013, 06:48 AM
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    Green Broke
    So sorry to hear of their passing, they were both beautiful.
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