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post #41 of 60 Old 06-14-2013, 12:35 PM
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I just got a text from the BO that she had to close the top bars of his stall because he was TRYING TO JUMP OUT OF THE STALL. O_O
Ruh-roh! - he's never been stalled has he?

I hope he doesn't get himself into trouble that way

On the plus side, he must be feeling quite a bit better --- amazing what some hay in the tummy will do
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post #42 of 60 Old 06-14-2013, 02:44 PM
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That's great to hear that he's got enough fire in him to be causing trouble LOL.

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He definitely got himself into trouble...found a way to cut up his one foot. =/

Vet says that part of it is the hormones from being a colt...but now that he is no longer a colt, he should calm down in a few days =)
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Woot-woot!!!

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post #45 of 60 Old 06-15-2013, 07:35 AM
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He definitely got himself into trouble...found a way to cut up his one foot. =/

Vet says that part of it is the hormones from being a colt...but now that he is no longer a colt, he should calm down in a few days =)
You got him gelded Friday!

How is he by now? How's the hoof?

What was the vet's assessment of him?

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The vet honestly didn't say much! He didn't come until about 8:45 PM and seemed to be in a rush. There was an audience that wanted to watch the castration, so he catered to them/us with stories of previous geldings and all the forms death can take if something gets screwed up.

I did manage to get a question in about Strider's further growth. He surmises that Strider will be on the smaller side, (I THINK HE SAID), 8 or 900 pounds. No guestimates on height.

Strider got himself in more trouble this morning...he got his legs caught in the bars of the top of his stall and cut himself....we didn't know what he cut himself on last night. SO! The BO called this morning to let us know they have him temporarily penned on the lawn, and will be putting plywood over the bars so he can't hurt himself that way again.

I guess a little hay goes a long way!!!!! Super glad he's gelded now....they say he should calm down.
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Your BO sounds like a great person

Seems like she's trying to go above and beyond, to keep Little Guy safe.

"Little Guy" - not a good name - lol lol

Does he have a name yet? You could always have a contest amongst the other borders

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You can get a "guestimate" of his final height by taking a piece of string and measuring a front leg from the ergot on his fetlock joint up to the point of his elbow. Hold the string tight tight at both points and then use that length to measure from the elbow joint upwards past his withers. Where the upward end stops is approximately how tall he will be when he is all done growing.

Once he has steady access to quality nutrition he may just surprise you with how big he ends up.

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post #49 of 60 Old 06-15-2013, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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I will try that. He is actually pretty steady when we are near him. He follows me around like a dog in the field, though he doesn't like fly spray, he stands still enough for it.

Here is Strider yesterday...little jerk looks far worse today. He is certainly accident prone!! Or he has a death wish:


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start with hay , pellets, etc. no grain. Get another type of dewormer, strongid or pyrantel pamoate , fenbendazole..
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