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  1. #21
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    I don't have any from post-injury pre-surgery (I think the BO probably has some...I've been meaning to ask her if she has any). It looked awful though...just a sewn up little ball with a tiny hole left for breathing.

    Here's a couple pictures of it now:
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.n...15905670_n.jpg

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...06526618_n.jpg

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...23642777_n.jpg

    This is on the "bad" side...it looks pretty normal, other than the lack of flap around the outside of the nostril:
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...63290247_n.jpg


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    Love this thread! All the babies have grown into such beautiful ponies!

    I technically did not breed my "homebred" Irish Sport Horse but have been very close with the woman that did breed her and all of her siblings. I was there when her sire arrived on farm almost 10 years ago.

    I got her as a 3 year old and she has been so much fun!

    Few months old (sadly only picture I have of her then. Had no idea she would be a surprise gift a few years later!):
    http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6..._3464474_n.jpg

    As a two year old:
    http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...Photo-0034.jpg

    As a 3 year old - just arrived at barn where she was broke.
    http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6..._5514061_n.jpg

    Now 4 1/2 - just finished her second show and first 3' Hunter Derby! She greyed out ALOT this past year!
    http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j6...86318550_o.jpg


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    MCarverS, they sure turned out lovely. I took pictures of my baby every day at first. She changed so much so fast! Then, once a week. Then, once a month. I took a break from about 5 or 6 months until 10 months, because she looked so bad! So was a lovley baby, then went through those rough few months and never looked back!



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    Quote Originally Posted by luckeys71 View Post
    This is my homebred OLD mare, now 8 years old. I bred my nice mare, when I determined I needed to replace her, but knew I could never afford to buy another nice horse. I only had her, because I got her for a song. I have raised this one and broke her myself and have done almost all the training. She has turned out much nicer than I had ever even dreamed of. Super quiet and super great mind, which is what has allowed me to be her "trainer". I tried to keep track of expenses at the time and figured it cost about $4,000 to get her on the ground in 2004. That is just breeding and additional care cost for her mother, not any basic costs, like board and shoeing for her mother, since I already owned the mare and was paying that, anyway. There has been some discussion by some folks at my barn of wanting to do embryo transfer from her, as I am not nearly done(at least I hope not!) having fun with her, yet!

    Did I mention this one lives in the pasture and is barefoot, as well?

    2 hours old
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...type=3&theater

    OLD/ISR Mare Inspection 3 years old
    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...type=3&theater

    AAs at Middleburg Classic 2011
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...type=3&theater
    Lovely horse. Breeding?
    ~Veronica
    "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
    http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/



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    Love how this horse jumps! You can almost feel how good it feels just by looking at the pics. Just beautiful



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    Epona Farm
    Irish Draughts and Irish Sport horses

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    Quote Originally Posted by RillRill View Post
    Love how this horse jumps! You can almost feel how good it feels just by looking at the pics. Just beautiful
    Thanks! We had a bit of a disagreement in our lesson last night while doing some gymnastics that resulted in a bit of a deer jump, so she does have some bad jumps sometimes! But she usually takes a pretty good picture and it does feel quite nice in the air...when we aren't deer jumping.



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    vxf11, thanks. She is by Grandom (Grannus) and out of my Fuerst Gotthard mare.



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    Quote Originally Posted by luckeys71 View Post
    vxf11, thanks. She is by Grandom (Grannus) and out of my Fuerst Gotthard mare.
    Love her!
    ~Veronica
    "The Son Dee Times" "Sustained" "Somerset" "Franklin Square"
    http://photobucket.com/albums/y192/vxf111/



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    We have several that we are very proud of; Beya Cat is Tempranillo x Manhattan x Le Mexico she was our very first embryo transfer baby.
    A day old
    http://www.kvf.ca/images/BaKaat%202%20weeks.jpg
    As a long yearling
    http://www.kvf.ca/images/yearlings%201%2007.jpg
    In her second show this spring as a six yr old,
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
    She finished the year off in the six year old finals!
    And here is her 2012 baby produced via embryo transfer by Zeno

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater
    See our website www.kvf.ca or like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/KlondikeVictoryFarm?ref=stream


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    I do think that it is important to see the foal pictures then compare to the finished adult product. I wish more breeder's websites would highlight this comparison - and also show the dam and sire. It sure helps the eyeball education!

    Here's my aww baby pic, just born http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/100_1048.jpg

    3 days old http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/100_1072.jpg

    3 wks old http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j..._123589900.jpg

    and I should add a note here - he cantered everywhere, the quality of the canter was his special feature. But he would not trot at his inspection and can you believe that he got the lowest score in the nation!???? I am embarrassed to admit but feel you'all should know the fallacy of those scores.

    14 months http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j.../100_17833.jpg

    2yrs http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j.../100_30088.jpg

    5 yrs http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...y2set2570a.jpg

    http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...011/PA29-1.jpg

    6 yrs http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...psd9f69ea4.jpg

    his little sister @ 2 yrs http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...s/100_3108.jpg

    her @ 3 http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/j...os/1003236.jpg


    It's been an experience of a lifetime, the dream and the results. But expensive, esp the expense of starting them. I'm doubly proud, that's my daughter in the saddle.
    The truth is what you can get other people to believe.

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    This is my daughter and our large pony the day she was born

    http://pets.webshots.com/photo/27906...84673271QSJGVj

    This is the two of them 4 1/2 years later. Jumping 2'9" and having a blast together.

    http://www.bigeq.com/p-Bewitching_-_...nter-11349.php


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    The owner of the stallion my gelding is by has a great timeline of my guy on her webpage: http://brookstonefarms.com/Drayton.htm

    I have only owned him since he was 4, but I have been heavily involved with him from the time his owner bred his dam.
    Southern Cross Guest Ranch
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    RIP Bocephus March 2008 - April 2013



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    vxf11, thanks. I truly adore her and she is not only talented, but has an amazing mind. She just never read the books on being a horse!

    pony grandma, love that one and totally agree with you that raising one yourself is an amazing and expensive journey. I figure by the time I got mine to the ring, I probably had $30k in her and my training expenses were so low, I wouldn't really count them, because I did almost all of it myself. But, at least I was "buying on time ". I wouldn't trade the experience for the world and there's nothing like the feeling of seeing your horse go and knowing I MADE that!

    My horse would barely trot as a baby. She was either cantering and bucking or sleeping! Fortunately, by Inspection time, we got some trot in between the cantering and bucking. I went to an inspection where a really fabulous colt refused to trot more than 2 steps. You could tell he was fabulous, but they had to score accordingly. The Inspector even apologized. That's the thing with inspections, they are a momentary snapshot in time of a super rapidly changing organism.



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    This thread is so much fun! You all have done excellent jobs with your babies- so many fancy ponies here on COTH.


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    Firewind SL AKA Sawyer at Two Days old

    Then Three years old

    I've got a couple videos from last year (age 4) on my website, here, too. He is the one out of Overdressed, at the top of the page.

    Two weeks ago we pushed him a little harder in my lesson to see if we could find the current limits of his comfort zone. We stopped looking for the edge of his comfort zone after he happily cleared a 3'9" oxer from long, short and perfect take-off spots. This boy has more scope than I ever imagined. And he is very confident in his abilities.
    Cindy Geres

    Home of Foxwind SL (Cdn Trakehner and Cdn Sport Horse Approved)
    www.sprucelane.net


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    I'd like to play, too, although my experience was long ago (1972-ish) and both mare and foal are long gone. They weren't mine but I kept them for a bf at the time. The mare was an OTTB bred to a TB stallion, and the foal was handled by me and started by me. I was about 20 at the time and going to college. The foal went on to race and produce some offspring of her own. The mare was sold off and I don't know what happened to her after that. Over time I lost track of the baby too.

    Here's mom and baby (Cloudy an Tadpole)-
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater

    First ride-

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater

    Tadpole (JC name Ain't Down Yet) racing-

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater

    http://www.equineline.com/Free-5X-Pe...year=&breeder=

    It was so long ago but I they're still in my heart like yesterday.


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    Although not a homebred, I did buy Capi Rossi when he was six months old.
    Here is a photo collage of him growing up over the years. I raised him, started him, presented and got him approved CSHA and CWHBA and took him showing... he is the definition of born broke! He has been gelded for a year now, but I am very lucky to have his only daughter, Haven, to raise and train as well!
    Alison/Mikali Farms
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