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post #1 of 9 Old 03-29-2012, 06:06 AM Thread Starter
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Show pictures of foal you have bred *past OR present*

So, I personaly {LOVE} looking at everyone's foals, and was thought "why not make a thread with past or present foals that people have bred" Post away! You don't have to have owned the mare/foal (eg. Maybe you bred the foal but sold the mare pregnant)
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-29-2012, 10:15 PM
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This is the appaloosa filly I bred and raised. I sold her at 5 years old because she was ill-matched for me. I still love her and miss her sometimes but I'm glad to know she's doing what she loves best.

Spring 2005 - 6 days old


Summer 2006


Summer 2007


Fall 2008


Summer 2009 - Nell's first show.


Winter 2010 - Right before I sold her.


Here she is in 2011, at her new home:
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she's stunning, I bet you are iconfident to say you bred her! Love her She looks like the kind of horse that will go far in good hands (love the last pic!) Do you still breed? :)
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Hmm,

Here's Rafe. He's my BelgianXQH that was born July of '09. We brought his Belgian Momma home and she was already bred by a QH stud.

This was taken the day he was born


Here, he was about 2 months old


Here, he was 5 months old and already in a full sized horse halter.


Here, he was just about a yearling. Surprisingly enough, this was his only really fugly stage.


Here he is at about 23 months.


And, here he was at about 26 months or so. It was taken after one of his first rides.


Then there was Taz. He was our oops baby. Our Percheron stud managed to crash a fence and got to our neighbor's breeding stock paint mare just before we had him gelded. The mare's owners, thankfully, weren't upset but just after the foal was born, their sitation changed with the husband passing away and the wife wanted to get out of horses. So, I agreed to take the foal and give it the best chance of life it would get.

He was maybe a month old here


I think he was just shy of 3 months here


Here he was at about 4 months, when his momma's milk dried up and I brought him home


Then here he was a 6-7 months. Poor little dinky thing


He was just over a year right here


Here he was at about 18 months, just after he was gelded and had surgery to fix his hernia (the date on the camera was wrong, it was december)


Here is a couple of weeks later, his very first experience with the saddle. I didn't work him with it on, it was cold and icy outside and I was bored so I just saddled him up to see how he'd take it, then I led him around the inside of the barn for a couple of minutes at a walk.


Then, here he is at about 21 months, when I could finally turn him out into the big pasture without Rafe trying to run him through the fence LOL. Here's a couple of pictures of both of them together as they are now


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I am in LOVE with Rafe. What a nice...handsome boy! The black on the other hand...well, lets just say, I hope he grows into himself over the next few years. LoL.

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, I know, he is certainly rather....ahem....homely . He does look a ton better than I ever figured he would though. Now Rafe, on the other hand, is quite the stud .

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beautiful foal pictures

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No recent pics of this filly, but she will be two years old in July. She's out of a miniature mare and by Shetland stallion Buckeye WCF Steel Soldier:





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Shes stunning, I bet you are iconfident to say you bred her! Love her She looks like the kind of horse that will go far in good hands (love the last pic!) Do you still breed? :)
I am certainly proud of her. She is stunning and athletic but she was very aggressive and moody, which is why I sold her. I do not regret breeding her, but if I could do it all over again, I might have chosen a different mare. Nellie's mom was my first horse and though she was not mean or aggressive, she was moody herself. After this experience I've learned that temperament should be bred for above all else because a horse, no matter how great the pedigree, is not much use if the personality is lacking. Many physical flaws are manageable if the horse is willing and kind, and you are able to work through it, but a true challenge presents when you have a horse that is constantly challenging the rider and vying for dominance. It did all work out in the end though. Nell is putting her aggressive energy to good use and is winning beginner novice cross country competitions up and down the east coast, and I have a sweet draft cross mare that is much more suited to my leisurely riding.

Nellie is the only foal I've ever bred. I dream about breeding Ursula (my shire/tb cross) but it may never happen. Funds are limited and Ursula is still young herself. She needs to prove herself before I would ever decide to breed her. I need to finish her training and have some solid, successful show and trail miles with her first.
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