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~Freedom Rider~ 02-13-2010 11:25 PM

Future mommas and the riding colts
 
So, I came up with this plan that i am going to get pictures of all the colts we are started, before they are conditioned for the sales, then pictures of them right before we take them to the sale. I think it will be kind of cool to see the difference that a little work and condition will do to these colts.

I also got pics of alot of the expecting mommas too.

First up are the riding colts:

P.J. (short for Porkchop Jr.)
Palomino, Coming 4 yr old, Gelding

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0351-1.jpg

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0353-1.jpg

Harry
Blue Roan, Coming 4 yr old Gelding

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0382-1.jpg


Expecting Mommas:

Scratch (she was range colt and attacked by a mountain lion as a baby, she has a large scar across her hip)
Bay roan, coming 3yr old, filly...(maybe expecting?)
She is mine, hopefully my future cow horse.

Madien mare

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0373-1.jpg


Missy
Dirty Buckskin, coming 4yr old, Filly

Madien Mare

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0357-1.jpg


Dolly
Palomino, coming 5yr old, mare

Madien Mare

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0358-1.jpg


Catty
Sorrel, Coming 5yr old, Mare

Madien Mare

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0360-1.jpg


Dunny
Dun, coming 7yr old, Mare

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0363-1.jpg



Twinkle
coming 4yr old, Filly

Madien Mare

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0365-1.jpg


Sarnes
Buckskin, coming 8-9yr, Mare
(Mom to Missy)

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0383-1.jpg


Blackie, Mare

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0384-1.jpg


Wart Nose
Red Dun, Mare

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0385-1.jpg


Cabby
Palomino, Mare

http://i159.photobucket.com/albums/t...SANY0386-1.jpg

ilovemymare 02-14-2010 03:26 AM

Cutee!!

ShutUpJoe 02-14-2010 10:35 AM

That's A LOT of babies! Nice looking horses.

HorsePoornBigSky 02-14-2010 01:45 PM

Nice looking horses but just curious why breeding such young horses? 3 and 4 is awfully young to be breeding especially not really having a career started that young.

Appy Luvr 02-14-2010 04:32 PM

What sale do you take them to?

~Freedom Rider~ 02-14-2010 05:30 PM

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That's A LOT of babies! Nice looking horses.
Yep. Lots of babies, and thats not all there is 14 due this year.

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Nice looking horses but just curious why breeding such young horses? 3 and 4 is awfully young to be breeding especially not really having a career started that young.
Thank you. I agree that they are bred too early but i have no say. I work for a breeder, and his opinon is that he starts breeding them when they are 2yrs, if they become preggers, they are ready to be mommas and if not they aren't. I do not agree with this, but I don't own the horses.

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What sale do you take them to?
We take the to catalog sales, the ones we are looking at for the riding colts are Corsica, SD and Verndale, MN.

HorsePoornBigSky 02-14-2010 08:16 PM

Wow thats too bad. Understandable about not being about to say anything. Too bad gonna ruin nice horses. I'm assuming he doesn't do anything with these horses other than sell them.

kevinshorses 02-14-2010 08:41 PM

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Originally Posted by HorsePoornBigSky (Post 552986)
Wow thats too bad. Understandable about not being about to say anything. Too bad gonna ruin nice horses. I'm assuming he doesn't do anything with these horses other than sell them.


It's not going to ruin them at all. They have reached sexual maturity and can physically handle the foal. Most foals wiegh less than 100 lbs at birth so the mare is not really carrying too much extra. When you are in the business of producing horses you have to carefully manage the number of horses that you are feeding. By that I mean that if he wants 15 foals per year and he wants to sell horses at catalog sales then he needs 15 mares 15 foals 15 yealings and 15 two year olds. Thats 60 horses and he can't be feeding horses that are not making money so he can't just let the mares sit in the pasture until they are 6 or 7 years old.

HorsePoornBigSky 02-14-2010 08:50 PM

3 years old is too young to be breeding. There are plenty respectable breeders that don't start out at 3 years old. He obviously isn't using them for anything other than selling them.

More power to him if he wants to breed young horses. I don't think it's a wise choice for anyone to do. The horse market isn't what it use to be and it won't be anywhere near it for many years to come.

lacyloo 02-14-2010 08:55 PM

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he obviously isn't using them for anything other than selling them.
sooooo ?


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