Originally Posted by Saddlebag
Would you have bo't him thinking he's a yearling? Maybe not.
First of all, I really have no idea what you mean by this.
There is *NO* reason for the seller to lie to me about his age. Him being 2 is NOT A SELLING POINT. It is nothing for her to be proud of! When we were first at the auction, a couple of older guys were looking at these two colts. I asked the one who jumped into the stall if they were yearlings. He said, and I quote "Older than that". Between that, and her breeder report that she has all filled out, just looking at and being around him, I believe her.
Now that being said, he has seen 2 vets since I got him. The first was a total arse, was 1 hour and 20 minutes late to our APPOINTMENT after we drove 2.5 hours up to his office for coggins, health cert and rabies vax, and responded "Ask your regular vet", when I asked him about worming.
The second vet, my regular one, who is actually pretty cool showed up at about 8:40 pm to castrate this guy, told his stories, then stayed late to help us (quickly) draw blood for coggins and health certs for my other guys so that I can MOVE in 2 weeks. I suppose I could have made him look into my 40 dollar horse's mouth, but I was a little busy, not to mention exhausted at that point. But hey, we all have our priorities.
Both vets were told how old he is. The BO was told how old he is.
Also, I don't think I mentioned how he is being kept.
Because he is local and he'd probably be dead if he had anything, he is placed one (empty) stall away from Big Paint gelding that is on stall rest. I told the BO to keep him there so he isn't competing with ANYONE for hay, and also just in case his nose does start running in the next few days. Across the aisle are the two pony geldings that are in during inclement weather or whenever the BO feels like leaving her ponies in. He is not used to being stalled, but he is also not "alone".
I have four other horses, three of which are on this property.
I guess I'm just kind of confused? But hopefully that cleared up some of the confusion.