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Color Advice

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Pamela Witt
Neonate
Username: Jdalwitt

Post Number: 10
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 08:00 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

We finally have our new little colt. He was born on April 12. I am not sure what color to call him and the silver on his legs is not like I have seen before. What color do you think he will be as he gets older? I started a blog so that everyone can see how he is growing. He literally gets bigger everyday! He is a bit stubborn and is already trying to assert his independence, much to his Momís dismay! You can see his coloring here!

http://twistersjourney.blogspot.com/
 

Emily S
Breeding Stock
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 125
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 10:45 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Awww Twister is soooo cute!!!! I see the silver on his legs, but I've never seen a color like that either...That's pretty cool! How is the imprint training going??
 

Pamela Witt
Nursing Foal
Username: Jdalwitt

Post Number: 11
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 09:09 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Emily,

The imprint training is going well. We were not there at the birth (in spite of many restless nights) we think that we caught him at about 2 hours old. He still does not like any stimulus on his ears but offers a shorter period of resistance (only a few seconds now) and he seems to be ok with stimulus everywhere else. This is our first baby so we are learning along with him. I see now why you do it as soon as you can...he gets stronger by the second! I can't imagine trying to hold him now without having to pull on him too much. He comes right up to us with no fear. He is such an independent little boy though...he is driving Mom crazy. He just walks off by himself and yesterday she made the mistake of teaching him to run. Now she will be lucky to keep up!
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 166
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 10:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pamela: Hahaha! I have one of those little feisty fellows too! Give him a week...my daughter found out the hard way that he learned to kick. She has a beautiful blue/purple/black bruise on her upper thigh...I tried to tell her that they are discovering new things and they WILL try them out on humans!

One of my mares has given up on disciplining her foal. She's determined that he's a little pain in her behind and she doesn't even go after him now when he wonders off. I think she's annoyed with me for putting her in the position of raising this pest!

We were there with both foals and had hands-on with them from birth. Just a piece of advice with regards to imprint training with some of the experience I've had (and I'm no expert)...but sometimes they get a little too imprinted and they don't learn "respect" for your space. Keep in mind that they may "play" with you by rearing and striking or backing up to you and kicking. Even though they are little they can still hurt you. Just keep your horse sense about you. Unfortunately, these little guys don't come out with manners and now is the time to start teaching them. (But they are so much fun aren't they?!?!)
 

Pamela Witt
Nursing Foal
Username: Jdalwitt

Post Number: 12
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 11:50 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Yes, I saw him kick at mama today! I am sure that he will have no problem kicking at me as well! I can see where that could be the case. We have a 2 year old that will still occassionally try to play horse games with me....just to see if I am going to be a leader or not!
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 176
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 12:09 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pamela: You are right! I have a 5 year-old stallion that plays that card once in awhile and we have to take him down several notches...which works for awhile and then we escalate back up.

Is this all worth it?!?!?!
 

Cjskip
Breeding Stock
Username: Cjskip

Post Number: 144
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 03:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I don;t know what color he is but he's so cute! Congrats!
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 183
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2008 - 03:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Pamela: I would call that chestnut...one of mine is "chestnut" and one is "sorrel"...can't tell a whole lot of difference sometimes between the two from afar until you get right up close. I'm sticking with color=chestnut.
 

Jane Olney
Breeding Stock
Username: Shotsnurse1

Post Number: 594
Registered: 11-2006
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 09:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My yearling gelding who has NEVER tried to bite me tried yesterday. He was getting his daily curry in the paddock.......standing there lovin' it. He was not tied. I was at his tummy...and I was watching him...he came around with his mouth open and I got a good poke in
I am so happy....I doubt he will ever try it again.
 

Bobbi Govro
Breeding Stock
Username: Hh_farms

Post Number: 195
Registered: 03-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 16, 2008 - 09:31 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jane: Hahaha...they ALL can be stinkers at any time or any age!

My 5 year-old mare bit me last year (Echo, who's my sweetheart!) while I was leading her in from the pasture and she had never done that type of behavior before. Came out of nowhere and shocked the bugger out of me...and it hurt...she knew she was in trouble because the minute it happened she was walking on air trying to get away from me!



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