Introducing the foals................... - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
Posts: 1,910
• Horses: 2
Introducing the foals...................

I had purchased a weanling this spring. A bay filly. I was called the other day when the breeders called and said it looks like she has a hernia. :( I was devistated. I told them that I didn't want her and that I would take the colt I was suppose to get for training their horse in trade for the filly. (See his story in Unexpected addition )

Here he is. No name yet. He's a dun quarter horse.







When I get to the breeders to pick him up, they offer me the filly I was suppose to gotten as well for $50. I asked if they had felt the hernia to see how big/bad it was and they said no. They said they couldn't get into the stall to touch her without her climbing the walls. They told me it would take 4-5 days of working with her before you could touch her enough to see how big it was. I walked into the stall and knelt down. She came over to sniff me and I slowly picked up the lead rope. I stood up, she kinda freaked a little bit, but then stood there. I started petting her neck and down towards her body, until in less than 2 minutes, I could touch her hernia. After that, she followed me anywhere. I opened the stall door, and she followed me out. I walked down the barn isle and into the trailer and she followed me like I was her best friend. I was so impressed by her heart and bravo that I couldn't say no. Specially for $50. So here's Lark.

Btw. The breeders were arguing on what color she might be. The lady there said she was sure she was going to turn a smutty buckskin and her SIL said he was sure she was going to be a bay. Her mother was a dun and her father was a buckskin. What do you think?





I love her big bootie!!!



Here is a photo of her hernia. She will be having surgery for it within the next 2 weeks.



And them together:

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Plains Drifter is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 10:54 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4,260
• Horses: 15
They are both adorable! She looks like a bay to me.
ShutUpJoe is offline  
post #3 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 10:59 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 5,892
• Horses: 2
Awww they are both so cute! And for $50...I love her build! I hope she has an easy speedy recovery!
corinowalk is offline  
post #4 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: In the barn whenever possible.
Posts: 1,910
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by corinowalk View Post
Awww they are both so cute! And for $50...I love her build! I hope she has an easy speedy recovery!
Thank you CW. Her build is just amazing and such a personality she has. I couldn't pass her up for $50.

I can't wait to get her surgery done. Will post after surgery pictures.

"Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion. It seizes a person whole and, once it has done so, he will have to accept that his life will be radically changed." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Plains Drifter is offline  
post #5 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 11:34 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Watertown, MN
Posts: 5,540
• Horses: 3
Plains, you seriously need to stop picking up all these gorgeous horses. You're making my fingers itch to horse shop and I really can't afford another horse right now......
MN Tigerstripes is offline  
post #6 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 12:17 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: AL
Posts: 1,602
• Horses: 2
They are adorable!!

-Horse racing is my passion-

Athena:15y Palomino QH
& Shirley's Brittney:8y Bay OTTB
omgpink is offline  
post #7 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 12:23 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: California
Posts: 242
• Horses: 0
Thats awesome for $50 and shes adorable.. they both are.. jeese i wish horses where that cheap here!! WELL even though i got mine for free.. but i mean the ones you can pick from!! Surgery pretty pricey?
KatCashen is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 12:25 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: middle of no where
Posts: 2,295
• Horses: 3
gorgeous babies! you must have the best looking heard in your state. MN tigerstripes, im thinking the same thing lol. now i want to go look for foals.

quarter horses.....simply the best
reining girl is offline  
post #9 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 12:40 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Watertown, MN
Posts: 5,540
• Horses: 3
LOL, I know Reining Girl. I keep thinking "Well, a foal won't be that expensive over the winter... And it won't need to be broken for a couple of years. I can do all the groundwork, prelim, and I have a trainer friend (and my dad to help if I run into problems)...." Most of all I keep thinking "Awwwww, cute BABY, I WANT one!!!!"

Then I remind myself that I really need to focus on Soda (he is doing awesome) and Lily needs a lot of work this winter. Maybe next year....
MN Tigerstripes is offline  
post #10 of 26 Old 09-14-2010, 03:50 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 712
• Horses: 3
Nice looking foals. I second the bay as color.
HorsePoornBigSky is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The two little foals. MourningDove Horse Protection 8 05-07-2010 11:24 AM
How many foals is a lot? trailhorserider Horse Breeding 5 05-04-2010 01:11 PM
Foals?? sophie123 Horse Grooming 16 11-25-2009 01:47 PM
Foals doing what they do best... Sara Horse Videos 10 07-06-2009 01:20 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome