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  1. #1
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    OMG.

    I'm starting to get really scared.

    What on earth have I done, buying a baby? Well, not strictly a baby anymore, he's two weeks short of a yearling.

    But STILL.

    Someone out there reassure me, it's going to be ok.

    <KT looks wildly around for somewhere to runrunrun ... her eyes are bugging out and her breathing is rapid and shallow>

    Just a thought...
    KT

    Proud member of the SunnieFlax Clique
    P.S. OMG! Only 15 days till I pick up my little guy! Oh please, can't I just go back to 90 days???

    **Newest member of the Klutz Clique** <bump, crash, waaaaa>

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Jan. 30, 2003 at 10:14 AM.]

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Feb. 03, 2003 at 04:52 PM.]

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Feb. 07, 2003 at 08:41 PM.]

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Feb. 12, 2003 at 12:01 PM.]
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    OMG.

    I'm starting to get really scared.

    What on earth have I done, buying a baby? Well, not strictly a baby anymore, he's two weeks short of a yearling.

    But STILL.

    Someone out there reassure me, it's going to be ok.

    &lt;KT looks wildly around for somewhere to runrunrun ... her eyes are bugging out and her breathing is rapid and shallow&gt;

    Just a thought...
    KT

    Proud member of the SunnieFlax Clique
    P.S. OMG! Only 15 days till I pick up my little guy! Oh please, can't I just go back to 90 days???

    **Newest member of the Klutz Clique** &lt;bump, crash, waaaaa&gt;

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Jan. 30, 2003 at 10:14 AM.]

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Feb. 03, 2003 at 04:52 PM.]

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Feb. 07, 2003 at 08:41 PM.]

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Feb. 12, 2003 at 12:01 PM.]
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    The bray of bragging tongues."
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    you will BE FINE!
    HE WILL BE FINE!

    Every time I have bought a weanling or yearling, or shipped a weanling / yearling for friends or clients, you think they are going to ballistic on the trailer and try and jump out through the window, and they are all fine. They either stand and munch hay after a few minutes, or look rather puzzled as to why you have stuck them in this moving box - rarely do any of them try and flip out.

    Honestly - it is usually the older horses that should know better that are usually the pain in the butts!

    You will have a blast with him! It will be the best decision you have ever made as you train him YOUR way, and once he is old enough to ride, you will know exactly what type of a personality you are dealing with.

    Good luck! Post pictures!

    "Spot"



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    Thank you, Spot.

    I can barely type... I just typed your name Spolt... hahaha.

    I'm going to be a lunatic in two weeks... oh, wait. I'm already a lunatic ... where's the white jacket?

    Just a thought...
    KT

    Proud member of the SunnieFlax Clique
    P.S. OMG! Only 15 days till I pick up my little guy! Oh please, can't I just go back to 90 days???

    **Newest member of the Klutz Clique** &lt;bump, crash, waaaaa&gt;
    "For God hates utterly
    The bray of bragging tongues."
    Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders



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    Photos?
    And is he on Sunnieflax yet??? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    "Proud Member Of The I Loff Starman Babies, Sunnieflax and Horse Boxes Cliques" Bora Da



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    Bumpkin...

    You haven't seen his pic?

    Here he is, and I'm going to put him on SunnieFlax as soon as he arrives (provided its ok with the vet)

    Just a thought...
    KT

    Proud member of the SunnieFlax Clique
    P.S. OMG! Only 15 days till I pick up my little guy! Oh please, can't I just go back to 90 days???

    **Newest member of the Klutz Clique** &lt;bump, crash, waaaaa&gt;
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    Is this your stallion prospect Oldenburg colt? You are going to have so much fun with him! Be prepared though - if he is a typical yearling, he will probably look like a yak and you might be tempted to think that someone sent you the wrong horse! Just give him time - he will outgrow the gooney stage eventully and his quality will come through! Congratulations and I wish you much happiness with the little bugger!



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    Sporthorse South.

    Yup, he's my stallion prospect. I feel like I'm going to barf...

    I must be out of my mind...

    &lt;KT is seen running towards the great white fixture... hand covering mouth. "OMG".&gt;

    Just a thought...
    KT

    Proud member of the SunnieFlax Clique
    P.S. OMG! Only 15 days till I pick up my little guy! Oh please, can't I just go back to 90 days???

    **Newest member of the Klutz Clique** &lt;bump, crash, waaaaa&gt;
    "For God hates utterly
    The bray of bragging tongues."
    Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders



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    BTW, is he going to be HUGE?

    He's about 15hh ... and a few weeks short of his first b-day?

    Just a thought...
    KT

    Proud member of the SunnieFlax Clique
    P.S. OMG! Only 15 days till I pick up my little guy! Oh please, can't I just go back to 90 days???

    **Newest member of the Klutz Clique** &lt;bump, crash, waaaaa&gt;
    "For God hates utterly
    The bray of bragging tongues."
    Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders



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    ha ha ha ... I think we have ALL gone through that at some point in time!

    he is just gorgeous and he looks huge!

    It will be the best decision you have ever made!
    Since I musta missed this part - what is his breeding?

    "Spot"



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    I think it's ok to say he's a Donnerhall/Rubinstein guy... back a couple of generations.

    His Daddy is Dormello and his Mama is Reina. Both Oldenburgs.

    Is this the right info to give?

    Just a thought...
    KT

    Proud member of the SunnieFlax Clique
    P.S. OMG! Only 15 days till I pick up my little guy! Oh please, can't I just go back to 90 days???

    **Newest member of the Klutz Clique** &lt;bump, crash, waaaaa&gt;
    "For God hates utterly
    The bray of bragging tongues."
    Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders



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    I don't have a LOT of experience, but I have twice shipped yearlings- one from PA to VA, the other just within VA. One a filly, one a stud colt.

    Neithjer had been shipped before, and both travelled REALLY WELL.
    Janet

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    So - KT900, I assume that in 10 days you will be a nervous wreck and by the 15 day mark - most probably a babbling idiot ?! http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif

    You poor thing!

    We're here for moral support!

    "Spot"



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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by KT 1900:
    BTW, is he going to be HUGE?

    He's about 15hh ... and a few weeks short of his first b-day?

    <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Let's see, Rio was 14.3 on his 1st bday. He's turning 5 in March, and is 16.3 1/2 http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif His maternal grandsire is 17hh, his sire was 16.3 I'm sure that relieves your mind immensely http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif However, I have heard that *in general* a horse would grow a little taller if gelded than if left a stallion.
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    Congrats! He looks absolutely gorgeous in the photo.

    And I second the 'Yak' scenario. My little gal (granted she's almost three) looked like some wierd werewolf this winter - her baby face was so wide, and all the fluffy hair was spurting from her cheeks like really bad Elvis sideburns.

    Can't wait to hear how he travelled, and see all the new pics http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...icon_smile.gif

    Alixe



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    Spot,...

    Well, I don't know what's going to happen in 14 days now... but it's getting pretty tense around here.

    I have this perpetual grin on my face like I just "got lucky" http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...s/icon_eek.gif so that everyone in my office is giving me those sideways looks as I walk by... you know, wondering if they're in mortal danger or not.

    And, yes, most of time I just wanna heave. Babbling idiot pretty much sums it up. Of course, I don't know much farther I can fall...

    Bentley - LMAO. Elvis sideburns... waaahaaahaaa

    JB - OMG. He's going to be huge. I really didn't want him THAT big. Maybe I should encourage him to start drinking & smoking (stunt his growth, doncha know.)

    Just a thought...
    KT

    Proud member of the SunnieFlax Clique
    P.S. OMG! Only 15 days till I pick up my little guy! Oh please, can't I just go back to 90 days???

    **Newest member of the Klutz Clique** &lt;bump, crash, waaaaa&gt;

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Jan. 22, 2003 at 07:46 AM.]

    [This message was edited by KT 1900 on Jan. 22, 2003 at 07:47 AM.]
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    Spot -

    Please note new signature line.

    Just a thought...
    KT

    Proud member of the SunnieFlax Clique
    P.S. OMG! Only 14 days till I pick up my little guy! 10 days=nervous wreck; 15 day mark=babbling idiot. (thanks Spot!)**Newest member of the Klutz Clique** &lt;bump, crash, waaaaa&gt;
    "For God hates utterly
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    Do you have enough Valium on hand? Would you like us to send you some?
    How about one of those squeezy balls to relieve stress - you could build up some muscles at the same time!
    isnt the sound of the ocean, or crickets chirping supposed to be soothing? Maybe you could get one of those tapes?

    Stay away from coffee! and all caffeinated beverages, for God's sakes! You are bad enough know - I couldnt imagine if you drank a few espresso's!

    hee hee hee ... It will be fun to watch "the fall" over the next 2 weeks ...

    Nice signature line - I;m flattered!
    "Spot"



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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>BTW, is he going to be HUGE?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
    This is a joke, right? Just doing some quickie snooping, Reina is 16.2 and Dormello is 17.2. Given the sex, I'd bet your new boy is gonna be in the 17H range, easy peasy. I think he's gonna make RRB look like a pony.

    Hey, females always say 'bigger is better', right?



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    learner - I think your facts were a little off.... the dam was 19.2 and the sire was at least 20 hands http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c...on_biggrin.gif. Isn't there some shire back there in the bloodlines? http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_wink.gif

    Don't worry KT 1900, he'll end up a pony http://chronicleforums.com/groupee_c.../icon_razz.gif.

    How many days now??

    Alixe



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