My BO rescued this baby and his momma from a sale barn about 3 months ago. He was in really bad shape before they got him, so even though he looks rough now, imagine a baby 10 times worse :(. He is 10 months old and, obviouslly, a mini. They don't really want another gelding, which he will be soon, so they offered him to me and my boys. Before I decided, I had my vet look at him to be sure he would eventually become healthy. His legs are badly splayed due to poor nutrition and heaven knows what kind of neglect he and his mom suffered. The vet feels that his legs will straighten out and that by the end of the summer, should look like a new horse. His mom is solid black and I was told that his dad was a buckskin. I'm thinking that he'll be black like mom as soon as that bleached winter hair sheds. He's about 30" right now, I'm guessing. Such a sweet little man, and even though he's never had hands on him before, he warms up quickly. He likes to stay right by your side. We're working on halter breaking and he's coming along great.
At this point, do you think he's finished growing? How much taller, if any, should he get? Does it look like I'm correct on his color? Any other suggestions on his care? He gets free grazing and 1 scoop of SafeChoice a day. He looks FAT, but he's wormy. We're working on that.