I'm going to go ahead and call him mine. The deposit check is in on him, and I just got him insured today through an equine insurance company, so it is as good as done. He was born late May, so he'll be weaned I think the breeder said around the end of Sept or begining of Oct. His dam is a futurity winner and money earning daughter of Color Me Smart. His sire is Ris Key Business. How's that for a nice APHA pedigree? I'd been "stalking" this breeder's website forever. Ris Key Business is my mare's great grand sire (about to fall off her papers) and I considered breeding her back to Ris Key. He's pretty old now-a-days and the breeder told me she had some of her mares crossed to Ris Key. I didn't see anything I was interested in 2009's foal crop. I came across the mare first- she stood out for some reason and I thought briefly about buying her. Her 2009 filly sold right away and the breeder listed on the website that they planned to cross her with Ris Key for a 2010 foal. I immediately contacted her and we debated a bit about writing up a first dibbs type of contract so when the colt was born I could see if I liked him. I told myself the ultimate baby would be a colt and a dun with color. Guess what? That is exactly what he is! So now I've got my 2 dun paints. What do you think of him as prospect material? He's my first reiner, so I'm not looking for top top notch, but I don't think I did bad here at all. Thoughts?
I know foal pics are hard to judge as far as how they'll grow up. I didn't post photos of the sire or dam because the breeders website says no un-authorized copies of photos. I think I'm ok posting these, because these are the photos she emailed to me of the colt before I sent off the check. :) I'm just so excited to finally have a reining prospect! Isn't he a doll?