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post #1 of 10 Old 01-24-2017, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Critic on foal

How do y'all think he's growing? I want to know the good and bad and anything I can do to help him grow properly. Right now he's being fed GrowColt by Farnam with a little bit of Mare and Foal by SafeChoice along with hay twice a day.
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post #2 of 10 Old 01-24-2017, 06:06 PM
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He looks well proportioned to me. Nice looking boy :)

Can't give you any advice for the feeding really, as I don't support commercial feed, and the all the foals I deal with grow just fine on free choice of hay and grass. If they should need some extra they get oats, barley and alfalfa pellets. I would also have a Himalayan salt block available for a foal as well.
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-25-2017, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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He looks well proportioned to me. Nice looking boy :)

Can't give you any advice for the feeding really, as I don't support commercial feed, and the all the foals I deal with grow just fine on free choice of hay and grass. If they should need some extra they get oats, barley and alfalfa pellets. I would also have a Himalayan salt block available for a foal as well.
Thank you! The only reason I started feeding him GrowColt and the Mare & Foal was because he was weaned at 4 months instead of 6.

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I don't know how to judge a baby's conformation, but I do know that that baby looks pretty nice. I think you've got a winner there.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-25-2017, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know how to judge a baby's conformation, but I do know that that baby looks pretty nice. I think you've got a winner there.
Thank you! To me he looks like he's growing nicely but I just wanted other opinions. :)

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post #7 of 10 Old 01-25-2017, 02:23 PM
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Looks like he's growing pretty nicely. :) Pretty boy!
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Thank you! The only reason I started feeding him GrowColt and the Mare & Foal was because he was weaned at 4 months instead of 6.
I understand. You probably know this already, but when they become yearlings is when the colts can start to look a bit odd and out of proportion. We call this lovingly 'going to through an ugly duckling phase'.

I think your fella is going to pretty fab when he grows up.
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post #10 of 10 Old 01-28-2017, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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I understand. You probably know this already, but when they become yearlings is when the colts can start to look a bit odd and out of proportion. We call this lovingly 'going to through an ugly duckling phase'.

I think your fella is going to pretty fab when he grows up.
I'm actually pretty excited to see what he looks like at that stage haha! We've had foals before so I am well aware of that stage. I just wanted to know what more I could do for his growth if need be. Thank you!

He's definitely going to be quite the looker.

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