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post #1 of 8 Old 10-23-2012, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Talking My New Boy is HOME!

After 12 grueling hours and over 400 miles on the road starting at 5am yesterday, I finally got my pony mare delivered to her new home and my new gelding, Caesar, home to my back yard.

I am super thrilled with the new home that Mally went to. The girl that bought her already has a pony gelding that could be a carbon copy of her, a lovely little barn, nice pasture and good fencing, and has already texted me twice to let me know she is settling in and loves her new pasture buddy.

Caesar all but jumped onto the trailer when we got there to pick him up. We got stuck in traffic on the way home and he was a trooper just chilling in the trailer through all the stopping and starting, motorcycles, air brakes and sirens. We got to the house just as my hay guy was bringing a new bale. I literally backed him off the trailer and handed the lead to my non-horsey fiance while I went to get that set up. They chilled in the yard like Caesar had lived with me all his life.

With how down in weight and condition he is, I plan to keep a record of how he develops. One part of that is his way of going. So, once the hay was put up, we grabbed the lunge line and shot a quick video of him. Again, a total trooper, he just went with it.

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post #2 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 07:26 AM
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Congratulations on your new boy!
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks I am so excited to have a gelding for the first time in years. LOL Looking forward to having the same horse every week of the month!
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post #4 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 03:06 PM
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Yay congrats on the new horse.
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post #5 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 03:25 PM
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he is pretty Love his Color
I don't see a underweight horse really

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-24-2012, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Critter sitter View Post
he is pretty Love his Color
I don't see a underweight horse really
His color hides it, but he is pretty gaunt. I know some of that is a breed feature being a TB, but I can see his ribs and vertebrae. He has hollows behind his withers and at his flanks as well as being sunk in all down the length of his spine. I know he needs conditioning and muscle more than fat on the balance, but coming into winter, I really would like to give him some calories to spare.
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post #7 of 8 Old 10-25-2012, 04:01 PM
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He certainly looks calm. Not glaringly underweight,either, which is nice, shouldn't take too much to get him where you want him. Good luck w/your new horse.
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post #8 of 8 Old 10-25-2012, 05:15 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks He is a doll and is settling in like he has lived here all his life. Light work and slowly increasing his feed should put him where I'd like him to be before too long, but still not too fast. I wish I knew what he was on before, but when I asked the seller about what feed he was on, I was told "pellets." It turned out to be a situation where I gave up with the owner and just let the horse tell me what I needed to know.
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