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post #1 of 43 Old 10-10-2016, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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Small horse weanling critique

This is a soon-to-be-weaned foal that we are considering adopting. He was rescued at about 6wks old, I believe it was. So about 5mo now.
He's a Corolla wild horse, so his conformation is different than typical. Already growing a thick winter coat.
They believe he will grow to 14h.

General critique of him as of now, please?
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post #2 of 43 Old 10-10-2016, 02:09 PM
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Oh what a cutie, Love his short thick set build, I hate judging babies, but overall I like him, would love to see him again on spring
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post #3 of 43 Old 10-10-2016, 02:41 PM
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It's really hard to critique foals because they to through so many phases before maturing. For now be happy that he's cute, seems to be paying attention to being led, and you're having fun with him.


Right now he is butt high, a little pot bellied (how often have you been worming him?), and is just too cute!
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post #4 of 43 Old 10-10-2016, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Do not own him yet, he is 4.5mo old, started on hard feed, chewing hay. Still getting milk and his surrogate mom has produced some milk for him as well.
When we got there, I found out he had colliced earlier in the week, but is fine now. He was being stalled because of all the bad weather and flooding mess of hurricane Mathew and that's when it happened. He'll be in a small grass paddock with a run in if I bring him home, so that should help a lot.
I'm making another list of questions I've managed to forget to ask them about him.

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post #5 of 43 Old 10-11-2016, 12:58 AM
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I don't see anything bad glaring at me. Love that cute little head, his color and good bone.

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post #6 of 43 Old 10-11-2016, 07:55 PM Thread Starter
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Officially bringing him home! =)

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post #7 of 43 Old 10-12-2016, 09:22 AM
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Yayyy glad you'll be bringing the cutie home. No critique from me, he looks so cute & built nice! Can't wait to see him grow!

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post #8 of 43 Old 10-13-2016, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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Right now, he is a little bit taller than my minis, but leaner, so his slight issues won't be much of a problem for me. Which means I'm glad I'll be bringing him home next month! The silver mini had no training when I got her as a fresh weanling and she liked to rear with any pressure and try to run off with holding a leg, but since she was small, it was super easy to hold on and get her to mellow out/wait her out. Plus, both minis had itchies, so I used that scritching as a reward for working with me and the new guy has itchies, too!
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Other than his short thick neck, which he could certainly grow out of, I like this little guy. He is cute, and solid.
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Other than his short thick neck, which he could certainly grow out of, I like this little guy. He is cute, and solid.
Check out this thread for my other Corolla, he was brought in from the wild when he was a yearling. He has a thick, short, fat neck. He looses weight elsewhere, but that neck will always be a plump wedge!

https://www.horseforum.com/horse-conf...thanks-689682/


I believe the new guy will have the same neck, but golly darn it, he better never get fat! =0 Almost got it right this year with the old guy, lol, but then it slipped out of our sweaty hands and hooves! We both haaaate summer!
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