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        09-09-2010, 01:10 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Yeah, he doesn't look like a bay. He looks the same color as a broodmare I know named Sugar. She's a dark chestnut & her mane & tail are not black (it's not the best pic I have of her but the only one on my computer at the moment)
    I too agree that he is MUCH better looking than his parents
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        09-10-2010, 12:11 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    OK yeah, if those two aren't bay, I don't believe he is either! I'm going to go with chestnut...might still invest in color testing, just to satisfy my own curiosity!

    Keep in mind his sire is in his late 20's...I was given a photo of him from in his showing days and it's crazy the difference, I'll try and get it online somehow this week. His dam I like, she's big and solid with no glaringly obvious flaws...I'm hoping he took the best from both!
         
        09-10-2010, 12:58 AM
      #13
    Foal
    It looks like he's a bit Cow hocked
         
        09-12-2010, 01:23 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Just have him tested for Extension - $25 & you'll have your answer!
         
        09-12-2010, 02:11 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    Beautiful!!!!
         
        09-12-2010, 03:38 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    Thank you Quixotic! That's the info I was looking for...scared to ask the vet about color testing because they'll tell me test for everything and I don't want to spend more than I have to...already plan to drop $300 in vet bills this Monday for a lameness exam and gelding him!

    Even as a gangly yearling and having his feet corrected through farrier work, I don't think he's a train wreck of a conformational eyesore - I see what you mean about the underdeveloped neck compared to the rest of him but I think with increased living space and buddies to chase around, he'll even out a little. Scrawny neck is almost a must as a yearling! I think the slight cow hocked look is partly from no hoof care (trimming), partly from his age...we'll see how he develops. Either way, I'm excited! The sire and dam pics really don't do them justice...just caught them out in the paddocks! I reeeeeeeally like the dam, might've considered her instead if she weren't 12 years old and untrained!

    I do think overall he's nicely put together. I don't know enough about Halter classes and what they involved, going to look into it more and same with Showmanship. Any information or ideas on this would be appreciated - not sure where to start! Will ask to borrow MM's SMS book Have some new paddock pictures from yesterday but can't get them online until tomorrow...will post them in the pictures section though! Thanks!!!
         
        09-12-2010, 04:34 AM
      #17
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by EveningShadows    
    Thank you Quixotic! That's the info I was looking for...scared to ask the vet about color testing because they'll tell me test for everything and I don't want to spend more than I have to...already plan to drop $300 in vet bills this Monday for a lameness exam and gelding him!
    You can do it through UCDavis, I believe you just have to send in some hair samples. Horse Tests Just test for Extension - chestnuts are always ee, so if he's bay he'll be Ee. Agouti causes bay, but don't test for that, because it is hidden on ee horses.
         
        09-15-2010, 11:39 AM
      #18
    Yearling
    Just a quick update...had the vet out on Monday and did a lameness exam, she believes he has thoroughpins in both hocks (left is bigger) and also thinks he's a liver chestnut, not bay. Going to have him color tested otherwise it'll drive me crazy! Also had him gelded so that's done now. A couple weeks recooperation and he'll be out in the big pasture with the other horses - can't wait to see him gallop around like all babies should! Being kept stally he's never had big living quarters, will be awesome to see him finally move around! That's all for now!
         
        09-15-2010, 11:04 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    As a note, you can't judge his parents conformation whatsoever by those photos. Even the most well conformed horse can look like hell if it's left to rot in a pasture.

    His sire was a looker in his showing days, I'll scan the photo. He also has a bajillion trophies from going champion at every local halter event you can name, plus some performance ones. He may not be a world champion, but he was a champion at every show in a 100 mile radius for the last decade and a half, so he's not completely unfortunate.

    I'm happy she had his colt gelded anyway, but don't be so quick to judge a horse based on poor photos.
         
        09-19-2010, 08:31 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Its not fair to critique him right now, they all look odd and wonky..
    Id register him as dark bay, roan blanket over hips.

    Mine is registered chestnut with roan blanket over hips, though he's looking more like a dun color these days..
         

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