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    09-06-2012, 11:34 PM
Let the weaning begin!

So Phoenix is nearly 7 months old. I've yet to have our second pasture set up, so I can't fully wean Phoenix though Lena is helping out. I also am going to start taking him into the round pen for an hour or so, start to increase the time. I actually did this a few days ago, getting him to follow my gelding. He didn't care he was away from momma, but he didn't want to go back into the pasture and was a butt. So I had to SEARCH for a halter that fit him. He out grew his colt halter which is I think 200-400 pounds, but a yearling is to big which is 400-800. I coudn't find no middle, except online which was 400-600. I'm hoping it will fit so I can get him into the pen and start with lead training so I can get him in there easier.





For the last bit of this small update I'm doing, is last week I could have swore Phoenix broke my arm. I personally don't think he meant to. I was going out to feed and all the horses ran up, must of felt good because they all were bucking and kicking around. I was walkin beside Lena and Phoenix was a little off to my right ahead of me. I seen him buck up and it was to late and he got me in my arm. It hurt SO bad. Not a week before that a baby at my school had kicked me in the almost exact spot but it was nothing like that at all.




It is still in the process of getting worse as I've been told it will. I still don't blame him, in my opinion he didn't mean to. Since he was a foal he has never purposely kicked at me even when I had to tackle him to give him shots. I still love him. :)
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    09-07-2012, 01:36 AM
Green Broke
He looks great!! Sorry about your arm.
    09-07-2012, 10:34 AM
I use a weanling halter I got from Tractor Supply, not sure if you have a store near you. It was still a little too big for him, so I looped the crown through one of the holes once to make a 'knot' on the side then it fit better. It's hard to explain.

He looks good!
    09-07-2012, 11:04 AM
Green Broke
Hes looking great! Sorry to hear about your arm, doesnt look like it feels too good either!
    09-07-2012, 11:44 AM
He's turning into such a cutie... Sorry bout your arm! Foals will be foals I guess.. :)
    09-07-2012, 01:34 PM
I hope you get your arm examined by a doctor
Your horse is cute
    09-07-2012, 02:02 PM
Are you going to have a place set up to where he can't get to his dam and breed her?

He's growing up so fast.
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    09-08-2012, 02:58 PM
I went to the ER right after that but it wasn't broke. I have like three tractor supplies around me and none of them have a weanling halter. We are going to build a second paddock hopefully soon for him to be weaned in. I think I need to change vets again. A month or so ago he got a nail in his foot and we got ahold of our vets office but the one that had came out and took care of him when he was a baby no longer worked there. The vet that came out was scared of him for nothing. She went to tape a bag of solution on his leg to keep it in place and he just kinda pushed his foot around while sedated. She dropped everything and was like "If he is going to kick me I'm not going to do it." So my dad did it and had no problems.

I'm so paranoid though. At my votech center there is a baby with strangles "We didn't know he had it until he was off the trailer." So now I'm always looking at all my horses throats. Even though I'm not in the barn that horse is stalled I'm still afraid to give it to any of my horses.
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    09-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Originally Posted by Ladybug2001    
So I had to SEARCH for a halter that fit him. He out grew his colt halter which is I think 200-400 pounds, but a yearling is to big which is 400-800. I coudn't find no middle, except online which was 400-600. I'm hoping it will fit so I can get him into the pen and start with lead training so I can get him in there easier.
I make custom halters that are very high quality. You can measure him and I can get one out to you ASAP so that it fits. I can do braided flat halters or rope halters with 2 or 4 knots on the noseband. Plus, you can spice them up if you'd like. Let me know if you're interested :)

My website is at jbarnranch.com
    09-10-2012, 03:06 PM
I'm hoping you're going to geld him/ or at the very least separate him from his mom before you end up with another pregnancy

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