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post #1 of 20 Old 06-28-2012, 01:23 PM Thread Starter
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Growing up Sparta

some of you may remember Sparta, and some of you may not have heard his story.

in December of 2009 me an another girl went in half on a 30 year old appaloosa that was pregnant, they originally wanted 350 for her but we ended up only having to pay 250. so i paid 125$ and the other girl paid 125$ i had complete care of snowflake until the baby was born, and then care moved to her owner.

Sparta was born on March 9th, 2010. just 3 days before my birthday! <3! anyway he was the best colt anyone could ask for. super laid back and willing and quick to learn. he finally dropped completely around 14 months old and he was gelded. anyway he's now almost 28 months old, (2 years and 4 months) and has had about 4 rides him. unfortunately he over reaches quite badly and has to wear boots when we do ride. i am probably going to put about 4 more rides on him and leave him until his 3 year old year, and then we will start his real training.

anywhere here are some of his photos from birth to now.
here he is at minutes old

about 1 day old

3 days old

halter for the first time at 3 days old

at 2 weeks



almost a month

month and a half

almost 2 months

2 months and a week

2 months and 2 weeks

almost 3 months. he went for a swim in the lake lol


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post #2 of 20 Old 06-28-2012, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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3 months and a week


4 months. teaching him to lay down



6 months


10-11 months


year and a month

year and 2 months still a stud in these photos




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post #3 of 20 Old 06-28-2012, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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and here he is as a gelding!
at a year and 3 months


his first saddling at a year and 4 months, we ponied him with the saddle and he felt like such a big boy!

and this year as a 2 year old!






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post #4 of 20 Old 06-28-2012, 02:23 PM
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Wow he sure looks good now. Do you know what breed he is?
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post #5 of 20 Old 06-28-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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he is an Appaloosa crossed with QH, and he has 3 other full siblings that i know of.


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Well he sure is cute.
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post #7 of 20 Old 06-28-2012, 02:32 PM Thread Starter
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yeah finally he is beginning to look like a horse, he went through some really fugly stages, where he had a giant looking belly, even though the vet said he wasn't wormy. im happy with how he is turning out now.


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wowzaa awesome looking guy right there : ) good luck with him
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post #9 of 20 Old 06-28-2012, 06:48 PM
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He is growing into quite the lovely boy!

RIP Minnie, 1981-January 15, 2010
RIP Maggie Mae I miss you
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post #10 of 20 Old 06-28-2012, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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thank you! i am just glad he is finally evening out, and loosing that big belly.


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