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        06-24-2011, 07:02 AM
    Nice :)
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        06-24-2011, 10:36 AM
    Half a Haffie is better than no Haffie at all...

    He should be all the way shed out in a couple more weeks...
        06-24-2011, 10:38 AM
    Green Broke
    My husband is so glad you don't live near me. Because now you've made him the perfect baby for me to raise to my own trail riding standards.
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        06-24-2011, 10:43 AM
    Ball free Stewie is a good thing!!!

    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    
    No he isn't tied to the gate, he is tied to that tractor tire inner tube, which is looped around the utility pole at one end of the gate. It's a great thing to tie to, has just enough give in it that they don't get in a dead fight with it.
    Love the inner tube technique. I used it to teach BF to tie. Worked great.
        06-24-2011, 10:49 AM
    Whew! Yes I like the inner tube technique too.
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        06-24-2011, 10:53 AM

    I didn't think that Stewie would lose out on any development by being done early. Some people argue that early weaning gives more height and less bulk, and that would suit me.
        06-24-2011, 01:26 PM
    Originally Posted by Golden Horse    

    I didn't think that Stewie would lose out on any development by being done early. Some people argue that early weaning gives more height and less bulk, and that would suit me.
    I know you have weaning Stewie on your mind too, but I think you mean gelding here.

    Speaking of which, are you taking this opportunity (his brain surgery) to wean him at the same time? Just wondering...
        06-24-2011, 01:54 PM
    OOPs, yup Face I HAVE had weaning on my mind, but in this case I did mean gelding

    It was a no brainer decision for Stewie, obviously not stallion material, well ahead of the growth curve, plenty of substance, no need to wait.

    As to weaning, well as you know I was worried about Bert and the fact that Stewie was draining the weight off of her, but was trying to balance that with the fact that I believe that babies need their Mommas for more than just nutritional needs. Over the last few weeks I've managed to take Bert from this

    To this

    So the big push for early weaning faded. Current plan is to wait 3 weeks and then wean Stewie in with the yearlings and throw them out with some mares who will teach them some respect
        06-24-2011, 07:01 PM
    He is just adorable! Bert looks fantastic, all that grass is doing her good.
        06-24-2011, 07:21 PM
    O M G what a BIG boy! Lmao good job on removing his boy bits, poor thing still looked stoned from the anasthetic, great tying technique!

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