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    05-27-2011, 09:39 PM
  #11
Green Broke
Thanks, he is my cutie pie (brat that he is) my "free" horse. Awe sounds like he will be a happy guy. Hopefully there wont be too much problems with the trailer, is it an angle haul, they can be easier. Took us 3 hours to load Hunter the first time but he had never been in a straight haul with a ramp. Load and unloads like a pro now. Hunter has a HUGE stall with paddock I call it his castle, much better than where he was. You can put the horses on the long grass just introduce it slowly. Hunter has his own pasture but the BO starts them out at 3-4 hours a day and works up to 12 hours over the course of a few weeks. Keep us posted on how he is doing I would love to see more pictures as he grows, he is beautiful.I can see why you fell in love. They just grab your heart don't they.
     
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    05-28-2011, 10:13 AM
  #12
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Hunter is a gorgeous little guy! I love his head.

And keep us updated in the colt, OP! I'm sure he'll be fine =] it sounds like you really care about him.
     
    05-29-2011, 12:31 PM
  #13
Started
You're going to find out very quickly that the colt is going to get too big for his britches as his condition improves. So big that he will become dangerous to you and himself. Get him gelded just as soon as he can tolerate the surgery. Gelding him will also channel all to growth and recovery. Castration will promote a slower, longer and consistant growth pattern that will help reduce the risk of growth related disorders. In the long run, he will be taller when gelded young.

Instead of looking at something like Grow Colt, pick up something that works for everyone and can be fed free choice. Moorman's GroStrong is a super product if it's available to you ($26/25# bag with no fillers). Another good one is Progressive Nutrition products that's formulated for the type of forage you feed. You want something high in Vit A (over 100,000 IU) to correct the skin issues. Give the colt and mare free choice of this product. They will eat 1-2# over the first few days to replenish stores than drop down to a reasonable amount of 2-4 oz.

Don't try to do too much all at once.
     
    05-29-2011, 02:21 PM
  #14
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hunter65    
Thanks, he is my cutie pie (brat that he is) my "free" horse. Awe sounds like he will be a happy guy. Hopefully there wont be too much problems with the trailer, is it an angle haul, they can be easier. Took us 3 hours to load Hunter the first time but he had never been in a straight haul with a ramp. Load and unloads like a pro now. Hunter has a HUGE stall with paddock I call it his castle, much better than where he was. You can put the horses on the long grass just introduce it slowly. Hunter has his own pasture but the BO starts them out at 3-4 hours a day and works up to 12 hours over the course of a few weeks. Keep us posted on how he is doing I would love to see more pictures as he grows, he is beautiful.I can see why you fell in love. They just grab your heart don't they.


The funny thing is I didnt have a single problem with him and the trailer
He walked on like a pro and he's never seen one....
I was amazed XD
     
    05-29-2011, 02:23 PM
  #15
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by Endiku    
Hunter is a gorgeous little guy! I love his head.

And keep us updated in the colt, OP! I'm sure he'll be fine =] it sounds like you really care about him.




I do care about him. :))) its hard not to. I slept at the new barn last night to make sure he was going to take being away from his mom in a different stall. He took it beautifully. Ill keep an update on his condition and post more pics as he grows :)))
Thanks Everyone
     
    09-08-2011, 08:36 PM
  #16
Foal
I just wanted to update everyone on Sexy Man's progress
He went from the sickly skinny wormy little foal to a beautiful energetic 15.2 hh yearling colt
     
    09-09-2011, 12:03 PM
  #17
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by fresh paint girl    
I just wanted to update everyone on Sexy Man's progress
He went from the sickly skinny wormy little foal to a beautiful energetic 15.2 hh yearling colt

Pictures please

I can only dream of 15.2, I just found out a couple of weeks ago that Hunter is only now 3 and a half (we had thought he was older) AND that he may grow some more. Love to hit 15hh.
     
    09-09-2011, 12:16 PM
  #18
Foal
Theres no bad height or color for a good horse :)

My monster's parents are both OTTBs
Dad is 17.2
Mom is 16.3
He's pushing 15.2 as a yearling
Theres a good chance he's going to be a big one
His bday was june 12th
     
    11-10-2011, 12:38 AM
  #19
Foal
Months later

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Originally Posted by Hunter65    
Awe so glad he has a new home. Sounds so much like my old barn. When I first adopted Hunter he was 18 months old and malnourished (though not as bad as this guy) needed to be gelded AND a hernia operation. His muscles had atrophied due to lack of exercise as he was kept in a small pen and basically ignored. I fed him a locally made feed called Fat smart (14% protein & 12% fat) which has no molasses or grain in it which really worked well at putting the weight on without him getting super hyper and then I switched to Fibersmart (14% protein & 5% fat). He had free choice hay for the first few months and gets vitamins and ground flax in his dinner. I was worried about Hunter growing and although we knew he would never be huge he has progressed to 14.3 and is still growing and filling out.

This was him at 18 months
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This was 9 months later
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This was last summer a year later, he is even bigger and stockier now but I don't have a recent pict without his llama fur.
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I finally have pictures so you can see the difference :)
He's almost a year and a half and we kicked tail at his first show ever
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    11-10-2011, 11:50 AM
  #20
Green Broke
OMG he looks fabulous!!!!!!! WTG
     

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