I got an offer from a guy I know. He's the gentleman that bred and raised my geldings Loki and Red Man. I personally like his horses, and recently he offered me two weanling foals...for free.
Both are fully papered Missouri Fox Trotters. It's a colt and filly, the colt is black and the filly is a minimal black and white Tobiano. Both are well bred, and I've known them both since they were little guys. The colt is more people friendly than the filly, but thats fixable with time and patience, just like Red Man x)
I know the dams, and the sire of course. All are papered, well bred horses.
He just has to many and since I've known him for a while he wondered if I would take them. He'd rather them go to a home were he knows they'd be loved over taking them to a sale. He really does love his horses, several times now they have gone without eating just so the herd got the grain and hay they needed.
But...should I? Shouldn't I? I don't board, I rent 5 acres at the end of the road for a good price and do all my own feeding and what not.
He'd be bringing them out for me....arg. But what about the feed costs? Hay? Am I ready to raise and train foals? What about vet costs? Farrier? What about stuff like halter training? Show training?
I most certainly have the time. I mold my life around my horses instead of molding theirs around mine. At the moment, I'm home-bound because of my knee, otherwise I'd be out with Loki and Red instead of posting >.<
I have always wanted to raise my own colt or filly, now would be my chance...at two O_O'
Opinions on this? Both foals are VERY healthy, well cared for, downright adorable. But theres just so many things! Bugger!