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        07-18-2013, 09:26 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    A little "brain surgery" and that'll help you out too ;) You guys will be fine I'm sure.
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        07-18-2013, 09:33 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    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.

         
        07-19-2013, 08:04 PM
      #13
    Weanling
    Gorgeous..gorgeous...GORGEOUS! I simply adore the foal picture. Good luck with him :).
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        07-20-2013, 08:58 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Worked a little more with Sammy. Since there are a LOT of mares on this farm, he's a little distracted. He respects the fence but likes to stand in the corner of his pasture and watch his female neighbors. LoL. I'll be happy when he's gelded and isn't paying so much attention to the ladies.



         
        07-21-2013, 07:53 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    Subbing, can you put more pics up of the other horse yet? This guy is going to look stunning when your done!
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        07-21-2013, 11:04 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Nice horse. Just don't understand waiting for fall-I'd get it over with if the vet was agreeable.
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        07-21-2013, 09:42 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    Cacowgirl

    I'd prefer to wait until the flies died down some, and for him to gain a bit of weight. He's in a field that does not share a fence line, and while he's distracted by the mares he isn't bad about it. He respects the fence. Pretty much he just eats his hay and stares towards the fields where the girls are. If he wasn't respecting the fence, or was dangerous, we'd drop him in a heartbeat and have the vet geld him immediately.

    I board on a breeding farm and the Barn Owner is familiar with studs, so we have the knowledge to keep everyone and the horses safe. So as long as he's behaving himself then he can hang out, gain weight and wait until it's a little less buggy.

    Tayz
    This is the yearling we picked up with Sammy. :)

    His name is Finn, and it's hard to tell in this pic that he's underweight but he is very ribby and small for his age. Cute though, and very friendly.

         
        07-21-2013, 09:55 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Congratulations on your guys. Finn is super cute! Have fun with them.
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        07-26-2013, 08:25 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Sammy playing "Ha ha you can't get me." He was wrong.

         
        07-26-2013, 09:09 PM
      #20
    Trained
    He is a gorgeous little guy! Wow!
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