He. Is. Wonderful.
I'm so in love. For a stud-colt with very little handling, he's got his Mother's sweet, quiet disposition.
I was filling up the water tub in his field and decided to see how he'd do being hosed. He fell asleep, so I gave him a full on bath. Then I banded his mane. Then I fly sprayed him. All he had on was a rope halter and the lead rope was draped over the gate. He stayed with his head down low, thoroughly enjoying the attention.
These are pictures from when he got off the trailer. He needs a good 200-300 pounds, and his feet done badly.
He has a really pretty head. His Father's head.
After a bath and some attention.
The main issues we'll be working on is his lack of respect for personal space, and he doesn't like his mouth messed with. Of course that's because the guy constantly chained him along his gums to get anything done with him.
We also picked up a yearling colt who is the same size as the 6 month old weanling my barn owner has. :/ We couldn't leave him there, the pen he was in was 8x8 and plywood/stock panels. I could see every bone in his spine. He's got good bloodlines and he is young enough that hopefully he'll catch up and fill out nicely. He was $500. I can't show pictures of him because he's not mine.
We'll be having a gelding party late September. A weanling colt, the rescued yearling colt, and my 3 year old colt. Vet should have so much fun.
We're doing weekly photos to watch the progress. He doesn't know what to do now that he's on grass and has hay at all times. We're slowly introducing grain into his diet and I may pick up a colt grower supplement to help. Farrier comes friday. He needs front shoes but that may wait till the next visit.
This is right after his bath, you can really see how thin he is. He needs muscle and weight.