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  • Homebred Horses - Then and Now!

    I just finished reading the earlier thread on the cost of raising a horse from the womb and I am now intrigued. Do any of you have any pictures/stories about horses that you have raised either from birth or from very young?

    Share them with me and entertain my curiosity!

  • #2
    I'll play...

    Here is my 4 y.o. TB/QH, Caspian ("Casper"), that I have raised since birth and trained completely on my own. I own his mom and bred her as I love her character and wanted some piece of her (she is now 22). Casper is turning out far better than any of my wildest expectations.

    First turnout after birth
    Several weeks old
    Less than 10 rides under saddle (3 y.o.)
    Today

    I am taking things slow so I haven't done much jumping but he is showing lots of natural talent in the little we have done so I am excited to see what next year will bring! We did do his first schooling show earlier this fall. He acted like a pro and came in 1st and 2nd in the two flat classes we did.

    He definitely inherited his mom's character - he loves to please and is very confident. All in all, he is a fancy little guy which makes my job so easy!

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    • #3
      Mine's not a homebred, but I bought him at 11 months old, so young(ish):
      http://good-times.webshots.com/photo...94686761cOXKOd

      Here he is as a 3yo with 45 days under his belt:
      http://pets.webshots.com/photo/20110...94686761BoXPzX

      And this year either right before or right after he turned 5 in the 1.15m jumpers:
      http://pets.webshots.com/photo/26084...94686761FDZSMq

      I would be a happy camper if I could have 10 more just like him!
      __________________________________
      Flying F Sport Horses
      Horses in the NW

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      • #4
        Jumpingforjoy, what an adorable baby Casper was. And what a beautiful boy he is turning out to be. Great job!

        PNWJumper....wow is all I can say!
        “Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
        ¯ Oscar Wilde

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        • #5
          http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...66588039_n.jpg
          http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...32842476_n.jpg
          http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...17531618_n.jpg
          http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...57333579_n.jpg
          http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...54726585_n.jpg
          http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...53443847_n.jpg
          http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto..._7984937_n.jpg


          All of our guys are home bred (ages ranging from 1 to 15 years. My mother in law is a breeder) and I have helped raise and trained all of them except for the 15 year old (I met my husband 10 years ago so he was 5 at the time). I'm proud of all of them and have tons of fun with them It was/is a lot of work but I wouldn't have it any other way. Its been so much fun growing with them and they have all been such a pleasure to work with and have around.
          The first picture of the black cob was bred, born and raised at our farm and I trained him but he was my mother in laws pony. The next 2 pictures are of our 3 year old that was born at our farm but went to the states for a year and then came back. I had him as a yearling and have just started to train him. The foal picture and the next picture are of our yearling. We have had him since he was 6 months old. The driving pictures are of our 15 year old and 9 year old that we have had since they were born. They are all good boys and I love them all!

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          • #6
            http://api.ning.com/files/2-lpoJuYZK...434&height=273
            http://api.ning.com/files/0Qqz6MPIaV...737&height=577
            I found a foal picture of our 15 year old and then me driving him 14 years later. I need to dig through some of my other pictures to find some foal ones of the other guys.

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            • #7
              omg these threads are killing me.. between the OTTB picture one and this one, there are so many pictures to look at and it's proving to be a very effective distraction from the 40+ pages of term papers I need to write before the end of next week.. love it!!

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              • #8
                https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
                (12 hours old)

                https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
                (4 months old)

                https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
                (3 years old)

                https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
                (4 years old)

                It has been a wonderful 4 years. She jumped a 3'6 course today with ease. My little girl is all grown up! She's doing the Young Horse Series next summer with a Pro. I get to watch and pay the bills. But, it's nice to see my first born doing really well.

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                • #9
                  I am lovin' this thread! Keep 'em comin'! I am very impressed!

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                  • #10
                    I wonder if I can play - it is a dressage horse though.
                    Bred this boy and have trained him myself - we are now doing Level 2 dressage as a 5 yr old
                    First day born
                    http://www.prospectequinefarms.com/i...1-0137_IMG.JPG
                    A couple weeks ago:
                    http://www.prospectequinefarms.com/i...12-10-28-8.JPG

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                    • #11
                      I have 2 homebreds. And one more on the way!

                      First is Rocafeller aka Ace. He is 4 and just went to his first baby hunter show last week. I bred him to be my hunter derby horse. He is very brave, got that from his daddy Roc USA. his full brother is 7 months now.

                      Ace's first day out of stall!
                      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater

                      Winning Sallie B Wheeler west coast yearling colt class...
                      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater

                      His 2 year old undersaddle debut...
                      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni9mkwKgz4I

                      His second time jumping a few months ago...
                      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OIjouS2Vklo

                      Then his little brother Ratatouille aka Louie...

                      Born a few minutes earlier...
                      http://www.facebook.com/samantha.rob.../photos_stream


                      Winning his Oldenburg colt class in October...
                      http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...type=3&theater

                      I love my two boys! This year I bred their mother to a welsh pony, very excited to see that cross!

                      I love breeding and watching them develop. I have been very lucky to have a great mare and I have loved the cross with Roc USA!

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                      • #12
                        I fulfilled my lifelong dream to have a homebred - so I bred my TB mare to a sport horse TB who was a GP jumper (Final Pool). The filly was gorgeous so I bred her to Royal Appearance, the filly is my current saddle horse and I love her and her looks (lots of presence). I also have her 4 y.o. ISH half brother,
                        so have enjoyed three generations.
                        Proud member of People Who Hate to Kill Wildlife clique

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                        • #13
                          This makes me wish I had more pictures of my horse as a youngster I officially got her as a three year old, but was involved with her life and training since her birth. She was born at my barn and unfortunately, her mother did not have any milk, so we ended up having to send her to a surrogate. She came back to us with essentially one nostril...one side had been bitten by a dog and was sewn up into a ball with a small breathing hole.

                          After receiving plastic surgery to reconstruct her nostril, she became my little "project" to care for and to aid in her rehab. Long story short, she's now mine and we have been together for the last 7 years.


                          This is from her first outing off the farm in a hunter futurity class with me as a 14 year old straight off of ponies (It was somewhat like the blind leading the blind). I do apologize for the copyright...I cannot find the purchased version of this picture anywhere:
                          https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...523_1730_n.jpg

                          And this is us from this past summer:
                          https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.n...27275077_n.jpg
                          https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.n...15360972_n.jpg
                          https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...16369908_n.jpg
                          https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.n...93675110_n.jpg
                          https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.n...45215461_n.jpg

                          Sorry...just a proud mama over here with my little homebred pony :')

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                          • #14
                            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

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                            • #15
                              Another dressage/ eventer here! This is my Belgian Welsh cross. He just turned two this year and will be started under saddle his three year old year!
                              This is Wiley Welgian on his first day!
                              https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
                              and here is him last month
                              https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater
                              Cannot wait to see what this boy can do!

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                              • #16
                                Although not homebred, we purchased several of our "Foundation" broodmares for our breeding program in-utero or as weanlings/yearlings and have produced as performance horses before entering them into our breeding program.

                                We wanted quality that we couldn't necessarily afford at the time, so we purchased young after a lot of research and guidance and have been pleased with each one of them!

                                Ahme as a foal
                                Ahme

                                Ana Bella as a newly imported weanling... talk about ugly duckling
                                As a 4 year old
                                Ana Bella


                                Ahsianita as a newly imported weanling
                                Ahsianita

                                Enjoy some of these facebook albums as well:

                                Zorriola

                                Ahsianita

                                Ana Bella
                                Ryu Equestrian & Facebook Page
                                Breeding Horses Today, for the Equestrian Sport of Tomorrow.
                                Osteen & Gainesville, Florida.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by MCarverS View Post
                                  Although not homebred, we purchased several of our "Foundation" broodmares for our breeding program in-utero or as weanlings/yearlings and have produced as performance horses before entering them into our breeding program.

                                  We wanted quality that we couldn't necessarily afford at the time, so we purchased young after a lot of research and guidance and have been pleased with each one of them!

                                  Ahme as a foal
                                  Ahme

                                  Ana Bella as a newly imported weanling... talk about ugly duckling
                                  As a 4 year old
                                  Ana Bella


                                  Ahsianita as a newly imported weanling
                                  Ahsianita

                                  Enjoy some of these facebook albums as well:

                                  Zorriola

                                  Ahsianita

                                  Ana Bella
                                  Let me wipe the drool off my face! I love seeing them as babies, and then all grown up!

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                                  • #18
                                    Here is our homebred stallion....he is five coming six...

                                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02cNTpT7J8g
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                                    • #19
                                      Such nice babies and I love seeing them all grown up! Great thread

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                                        #20
                                        Thanks for all the replies guys! So neat to see all of those horses.

                                        JumpQH: I love ALL of your mares! You got so lucky that they all turned out to be so beautiful!

                                        Goodlife: Do you have any pictures of your horse's nose? That sounds interesting!

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