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    I think it's very beneficial to have foals and...

    I think it's very beneficial to have foals and their dams running together. Age gaps between foals doesn't bother me too much. I like to let the mare and foal have a couple of weeks getting a good...
  2. Thread: ears on a horse

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    I have a grand old mare with those long floppy...

    I have a grand old mare with those long floppy sideways ears. Everyone loves her ears, it makes her kind old face even gentler.

    But I favour short pointy ears. I favour a pony type head in...
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    From the phrasing I am guessing the OP is in NZ...

    From the phrasing I am guessing the OP is in NZ or perhaps Oz? Here in NZ Cryptorchid surgery is not done at any old clinic. It will cost quite a bit and there will be significant recovery time where...
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    Ryu - lovely photography. That first mare's got...

    Ryu - lovely photography. That first mare's got such a stately expression. And the filly's beard is a scream :)
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    Just a word of caution with the rubber trugs....

    Just a word of caution with the rubber trugs. Make sure the handle is not big enough for a foal hoof to go through it. I have seen this happen in the paddock. The foal freaked out (not surprisingly!)...
  6. I'm in the same boat so I feel your pain. Three...

    I'm in the same boat so I feel your pain. Three goes with Furstenball, no foal :(
    So I am using a fresh local stallion. Much as it galls me to use a far lesser stallion, any foal will be better...
  7. That massive black spot could be a 'blood mark'....

    That massive black spot could be a 'blood mark'. Not uncommon but I've never seen one that large over the quarters before. I think it's a type of somatic mutation. In this case a section of the horse...
  8. I see lots to like. Nice length of rein, great...

    I see lots to like. Nice length of rein, great hip, good looking limbs. A little low set in the neck (but then she is a TB), and a little flattish on over the croup (perhaps it's just the way she's...
  9. Thread: Then and Now!

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    I would love to see mature confo shots of those...

    I would love to see mature confo shots of those horses to compare against the one when they were little.
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    Is he just turned two or is he older? He looks...

    Is he just turned two or is he older?

    He looks like a yearling. As others have said his neck is ewed. His shoulder is a good angle but the length of the scapula is short. I don't like this or his...
  11. Thread: FS stallions

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    I have a personal love for Contenda (Contendro I...

    I have a personal love for Contenda (Contendro I x Bolero). He is an eventing superstar himself and is siring some very talented eventing youngsters. His offspring are absolutely good enough to be...
  12. Congratulations on getting hold of a lovely...

    Congratulations on getting hold of a lovely successful pony. At first glance that shadow makes her shoulder look steep, but it is not the case. Sooooo much better than the others :)
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    Is that feed bag actually encircling the foal's...

    Is that feed bag actually encircling the foal's body or just slung over its back...?
  14. Thread: FS stallions

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    Do you mean a nice ridden/saddle hunter for the...

    Do you mean a nice ridden/saddle hunter for the show ring or do you mean show hunter over jumps. In the US a show hunter is a very specific type that includes a long-low head carriage and gentle,...
  15. Good on you for taking on a rescue! These are my...

    Good on you for taking on a rescue! These are my thoughts:
    1. Wow that's a long back. Too short and sloping in the croup.
    2. I don't mind this one too much. Looks well balanced, good limbs, strong...
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    Wow Inca, that's a very horsey foal! Lovely chap.

    Wow Inca, that's a very horsey foal! Lovely chap.
  17. Ha - gotta love the maidens!

    Ha - gotta love the maidens!
  18. My contracted foal (walking on tippy-toes and...

    My contracted foal (walking on tippy-toes and knuckling forward onto front of fetlock) was confined due to real risk of tendon rupture. He was wrapped and splinted for weeks.

    But I have had (and...
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    21. Was a wee TB mare that had 7 foals of her own...

    21. Was a wee TB mare that had 7 foals of her own and 2 foster foals. Had an equally wee TB filly at 21 without any issues. Was re-bred and got in foal easily. She died in the pasture that autumn, 6...
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    Hahaha FM, I can see that scenario so well! I...

    Hahaha FM, I can see that scenario so well! I have one like that last year, such a pain when leading the mare anywhere.
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    Hi TWFarm, your link has been hacked. It takes us...

    Hi TWFarm, your link has been hacked. It takes us to Bingo some-thing-or-other...
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    Oooh FannyMae lovely! Love the Zhivago colt, he's...

    Oooh FannyMae lovely! Love the Zhivago colt, he's so robust and powerful.
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    Congrats everyone! LisaO - your Facebook is...

    Congrats everyone!

    LisaO - your Facebook is currently unavailable.
  24. Yep been through this exact thing with a yearling...

    Yep been through this exact thing with a yearling warmblood colt. He was pretty bum high. His stifle would lock a few times a day and 'unlock' after he took couple of staggering 3-legged steps....
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    Exactly what DJ says! Be really careful not to...

    Exactly what DJ says! Be really careful not to pull on him if he shoots forward - he is doing what is asked. Go with him as best as possible and then ask him to slow/stop. Reward. He will soon...
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