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Title: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 23, 2016, 12:07:40 PM
And what a colt it is -- MY FAVORITE COLOR !!!!!

WOW, Chanda, he is an extremely handsome boy!!

Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 23, 2016, 12:52:00 PM
You beat me to it.
Here's Spotty, at least I think that's what his name will be:
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 23, 2016, 03:26:25 PM
He is simply GORGEOUS !!!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 23, 2016, 03:40:24 PM
All legs and spots, wasn't expecting either.  Monte, his full brother, wasn't this leggy at birth. 

Here's Monte on day 1:
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Holly on May 23, 2016, 04:00:43 PM
What a Looker!! Stunning fella right there! Congrats!!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 23, 2016, 04:12:45 PM
What a Looker!! Stunning fella right there! Congrats!!

Thank you.   Quite the surprise with all those spots.  Didn't know Tana had it in her, she just has characteristics.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Holly on May 23, 2016, 07:49:04 PM
Makes for a super nice surprise!!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Hickory Springs on May 23, 2016, 10:10:26 PM
He is a beautiful boy...love his markings!  Congrats!!! ^-^
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Post by: Chanda on May 24, 2016, 12:24:15 AM
He is a beautiful boy...love his markings!  Congrats!!! ^-^

Thank you.

Oh, and Diane did a pedigree for Tana awhile ago, she traces to Chianti through her sire.  [Chianti is her sire's maternal grandsire.]
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Renée on May 25, 2016, 06:59:55 AM
I am grinning from ear to ear looking at this boy so you must be jumping for joy Chanda. Super congrats.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 25, 2016, 10:32:18 AM
I am grinning from ear to ear looking at this boy so you must be jumping for joy Chanda. Super congrats.
Appy spots haven't done it for me in the past, but he's pulling me over to spots.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 25, 2016, 01:39:26 PM
Keep on pulling, little Spotty!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on May 25, 2016, 08:50:11 PM
What a lovely Boy Chanda , congratulations :)

How was she this year just prior to foaling , was she anything like she was last time ? as in " The Picture"

Love him  ;D
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 25, 2016, 08:54:25 PM
What a lovely Boy Chanda , congratulations :)

How was she this year just prior to foaling , was she anything like she was last time ? as in " The Picture"

Love him  ;D

Looked a little more full this year, but more or less the same as her maiden year.  No pictures this year to prove it, though.

Ratty fuzzy, March picture of her, she doesn't look that pregnant, just like she wintered decently.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 25, 2016, 09:33:30 PM
Guess that's about as much "V" as she gets, which was still 2 months out from delivery, but we'll know what to look for next time we're wondering about her!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Ellesan on May 26, 2016, 10:58:59 PM
Love, so cute!!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 27, 2016, 12:03:09 AM
He is likely getting his first non-family visitors tomorrow.  The retired vet up the road, along with her husband and their grandkids want to come see the mini baby.   [I don't know if it's their son or daughter's family, their kids moved away before I came to the area, so have never met the kids.]
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 27, 2016, 11:40:09 PM
A few new pictures today.  We had a brief window of sunshine.  Warmer temps but overcast, so the little bit of sun was nice.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 27, 2016, 11:49:46 PM
He is so handsome!  Quite the looker!!! ^-^
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 27, 2016, 11:51:16 PM
He is so handsome!  Quite the looker!!! ^-^

Thank you.
He's a little stinker, doesn't like to be handled, but hopefully he'll come around.  His daddy is a bit like that.
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Post by: Lnight89 on May 29, 2016, 08:04:39 AM
Adorable!  I'm a sucker for appys with blankets <3 my first horse ever looked just like him <3
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Renée on May 30, 2016, 03:19:20 AM
I am in love!!!!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Hickory Springs on May 31, 2016, 02:52:10 PM
Gorgeous...look at those spots and long legs!  You should be proud!!!
Deb
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 31, 2016, 11:45:31 PM
Gorgeous...look at those spots and long legs!  You should be proud!!!
Deb

I love him, but he's a little toot.   Mostly he runs away from me.   Tonight I sat on a bucket and he came a bit closer and decided I wasn't horrible after all.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on May 31, 2016, 11:50:35 PM
Its the best when they start to gain trust. I always laugh when they realize at the last minute "How close they actually are " then run off with excitement :)
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 31, 2016, 11:54:29 PM
Its the best when they start to gain trust. I always laugh when they realize at the last minute "How close they actually are " then run off with excitement :)
Yes, on all accounts.   He tends to run sideways with his butt towards me, and one eye on me, but keeps his distance.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Renée on June 01, 2016, 02:50:41 AM
The thing I loved the most was just sitting in the paddock with the babies and getting to know their characters. It is amazing how they can be so different. I found that the alpha mare’s babies were always the difficult ones, where the lower the mare in the ranking the friendlier their babies were. Anyone else find that?
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on June 01, 2016, 05:54:55 AM
Yes, I did!  It seemed these little ones thought THEIR position was inherited.  It was fun watching them learn their true rank!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Holly on June 01, 2016, 07:23:23 AM
He really is something! You can see some mischief in his eyes!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on June 01, 2016, 12:27:17 PM
a few pictures, turned the pairs out with the other 3 mares and out to pasture for a little bit, gotta go bring them in shortly.

Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Lnight89 on June 01, 2016, 03:48:35 PM
I am in love with this foal <3
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on June 01, 2016, 06:01:47 PM
I am in love with this foal <3

Me, too; and I didn't think I liked appy spots.  We'll have to see, but he might be available to the right home; I have 5-6 months to decide.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on June 01, 2016, 06:36:52 PM
I can understand why your in love with him Chanda , Tana has done quite the job this year :)
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on June 01, 2016, 06:38:23 PM
I can understand why your in love with him Chanda , Tana has done quite the job this year :)
Now if he'll just friendly up.  He's only a bit over a week old, so plenty of time to tame the wild man.  Time to get the lawn chair and a book and watch the babies.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on June 01, 2016, 08:23:41 PM
He is so handsome, and you KNOW.....I LOVE SPOTS!!!!!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on June 01, 2016, 08:35:14 PM
Perfect bonding time :)

I BET you dont get much reading done  ;D
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on June 01, 2016, 08:40:46 PM
I'll take that bet with you, Ryan!!! ^-^
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on June 01, 2016, 08:49:22 PM
Bet I do if he's just going to buck circles around me with his butt turned in.   :))
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Kmh on June 09, 2016, 07:11:26 AM
Beautiful and look at that colour! 😍
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on June 20, 2016, 12:02:35 PM
Spotty is getting quite brave, and will walk up to me now.  Got a few nice pictures of him this morning.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on June 20, 2016, 07:17:38 PM
He is a handsome boy!!!!  Looking even nicer than before!
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on June 20, 2016, 07:23:17 PM
He is a handsome boy!!!!  Looking even nicer than before!

Thank you.   He's a bit of a toot, but he's turning me to the spotty side.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on June 20, 2016, 07:49:32 PM
Go into the light....... ::)
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on June 20, 2016, 07:51:36 PM
Go into the light....... ::)

He might be a one and only, other than what Tana might produce.   Looks like Monte might be getting some sort of pattern on his hips, there is some lightening going on up there.
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on June 20, 2016, 09:04:35 PM
Lovely Boy he is :)
Title: Re: Tana - New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on June 20, 2016, 09:20:52 PM
Lovely Boy he is :)
Thank you.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on July 10, 2016, 12:38:28 PM
Taking the easy way out, and copy/pasting my post here, too.
I'll see if I can get a picture or two this afternoon, but as it's been raining and Shayne can't hay this morning, I got his help to trim the babies hooves.  What a rodeo!  Even though I've been picking up their hooves, I haven't started their halter training, so needed his help to hold the babies while I attempted trimming.  I think they might need a bit more, but it was enough stress for each today.   Spotty was a bit better behaved than Bliss, but not by much.   Gotta get on that halter training, so next time easier on all involved.
I was pooped after our baby rodeo and trimming Tana, too; so pics later, I hope.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on July 10, 2016, 04:53:37 PM
Soggy day.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on July 10, 2016, 07:51:57 PM
Oh, but still a handsome boy!!  I'm used to seeing wet horses, as we get torrential rains here in Florida, for what seems like months!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on July 19, 2016, 06:19:04 PM
Vet was out yesterday for something else, so showed her the babies.  She thought they were terribly cute, and couldn't believe the spots on Spotty.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: paintponylvr on July 21, 2016, 01:40:30 PM
 :))
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on July 23, 2016, 12:45:21 PM
And, a few pictures taken of Spotty.
Pasture shots are hard to do and get decent pictures, so I took like 30 pictures and only have half a dozen worth sharing.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on July 23, 2016, 09:56:07 PM
He is just GORGEOUS!!!!!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on July 23, 2016, 11:42:30 PM
Thank you, times two.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Anna on July 27, 2016, 01:52:32 AM
What a handsome little fella!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Lnight89 on July 29, 2016, 09:44:01 PM
Love love! If you shipped spotty here I'd be all over keeping him lol my husband might not agree we need another but he's so beautiful.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on July 29, 2016, 10:18:02 PM
Love love! If you shipped spotty here I'd be all over keeping him lol my husband might not agree we need another but he's so beautiful.

AW, thank you.  I'm rather fond of him, too.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 14, 2016, 02:57:59 PM
Need to get ready to do Spotty's paperwork.  Will have to try to get pictures before he gets fuzzier, cause I'm not drawing all those spots.  No "normal" white markings on him either, no face white and no leg white; just spots on his bum.  And, he just might end up really dark bay like his daddy.
Diane, what are the chances he ends up a near leopard?  I need to get pictures, but I swear his white area is growing.  could be my imagination since I see him every day.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Lnight89 on September 14, 2016, 06:10:14 PM
My first appy mare I bought when she was 2 and she was chestnut with a smallish spotty blanket.  Well she's 18 now and is covered in spots! Not to mention she roaned out so much.  If you put her yearling pics beside her you would recognize her! Appys are awesome that way lol
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on September 14, 2016, 06:11:55 PM
Looking forward to some new pics of him Chanda  :)

He will be like a new horse every time he sheds out :)
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 14, 2016, 06:20:04 PM
Looking forward to some new pics of him Chanda  :)

He will be like a new horse every time he sheds out :)

Yes, he likely will.  Not sure how many sheds I'll see, as I'm debating selling him.  If the right home comes along, he's available.   Since I live in the sticks, he may just stay here.   :o
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on September 14, 2016, 07:34:33 PM
Post a new picture of him, and let me see.  I may have a few more questions when I see an updated picture of him.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 14, 2016, 08:33:25 PM
Post a new picture of him, and let me see.  I may have a few more questions when I see an updated picture of him.
I'll try to get one soon.   going to be very busy soon with harvest, Shayne did 10 acres today to get the combine up and running and he said it's looking really good.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on September 14, 2016, 09:56:10 PM
I'll be looking forward to the update as well. ;-). It looks like at least one of his ears is outlined in white. It's going to be fun seeing him morph into a different color.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 14, 2016, 10:23:02 PM
I'll be looking forward to the update as well. ;-). It looks like at least one of his ears is outlined in white. It's going to be fun seeing him morph into a different color.
Both have white, but one just has an outline, the other looks dipped in white (well, the tip anyway).
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 17, 2016, 11:23:52 AM
Last chance for pictures for awhile, so a little overload on Spotty to hopefully get something good enough for his paperwork, I'm not drawing those spots.    His coat is soft, almost velvet like.  [Bliss's coat isn't as soft.]
Probably 2-3 posts worth of Spotty pics:
Three of them sort of shows his white ear
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 17, 2016, 11:25:47 AM
Some of these might be good enough for his paperwork, but I'll have to edit and find out.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 17, 2016, 11:28:26 AM
Here are the rest, including a couple with barn kitten BlueToo.  [He looks like our housecat, Blue, we lost this spring/summer, so I'm calling him BlueToo.]   Shayne would like to bring this little kitty in, but the current 4 housecats would likely object.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on September 17, 2016, 05:53:18 PM
He is beautiful Chanda.  And yes, he will continue to expand that white and will become a "near" leopard, probably keeping dark below the knees and some on the neck, but it appears his white is spreading, and we love to see that.

One handsome boy!!!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 17, 2016, 06:37:04 PM
He is beautiful Chanda.  And yes, he will continue to expand that white and will become a "near" leopard, probably keeping dark below the knees and some on the neck, but it appears his white is spreading, and we love to see that.

One handsome boy!!!

Thank you.  Love his white tipped ear, so cute.  Will have to be sure to note that on his paperwork and which ear.
he'll be a fun one to unwrap in the spring.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: paintponylvr on September 18, 2016, 06:59:50 PM
wow, you can already see where he's changing - bringing in more white.  That is so neat!!

Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 18, 2016, 11:16:48 PM
I'll have to go back and look at the first few pics and compare to now, a side-by-side as it were; I see him every day so not as noticeable for me.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on October 30, 2016, 10:41:05 AM
How'd harvest time go Chanda? You said it looked like it might be good, I'm hoping it was. Spotty will be fun to watch when he sheds out next spring. It looks like so much of his current dark coloring will be gone...he may just end up with the extremities dark!

I have a question about hooves. Since he has the much more obvious appy stripes to his hooves, do you find that are harder than either white or black hooves? If I remember correctly, you trim your own. Do you even notice a difference in trimming the different colors?
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on October 30, 2016, 04:49:04 PM
Harvest was slow due to wet weather (we don't usually get so much fall rain), we just finished a couple days ago, but still have his dad's field to combine, weather permitting.
I've not really noticed a difference in hoof toughness between the colors.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on October 30, 2016, 07:56:04 PM
Don't know how much, but I think Spotty is going to be for sale.  I still need to send in paperwork and that deadline is coming up fast, so I'll get that done, then probably do a little advertising.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on December 07, 2016, 03:32:21 PM
Paperwork is back, Spotty is now registered as: Hell Coulee Tana's Spots on Top
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on December 07, 2016, 08:35:07 PM
YEAH!!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on December 07, 2016, 09:57:15 PM
YEAH!!
Thank you.

For those that don't know or can't recall, his parents are:
Sire: Little Kings Cat on Top (bay son of Buckeroos Top Cat)
Dam: Lemar's Montana Maid (silver bay dun maternal granddaughter of Hilltops Little Vegas).
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on December 28, 2016, 11:43:32 AM
Happy early New Year Spotty! How are you liking your first winter? Are you walking through the snow or do you have snow paths? Have there been any offers on someone making you their new colt?
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on December 28, 2016, 02:49:23 PM
I need to advertise a bit better for someone to come knocking on my door for him.
Sometime in the next month, he'll get moved over to the gelding paddock and get a new education; the mares seem to let him get by with anything and everything; and we don't want a whoops, so we'll put him out with the boys.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on January 06, 2017, 03:05:07 PM
Weaning part 2...  Moved Spotty over to the gelding pen today.  I thought I had gotten further with his halter training, guess not, what a stink.   I let the gelding out on their little bit of pasture, put Spotty in their paddock, let them talk across the fence for a few, then put them together.  spotty was more worried about the mares he just left than the gelding he just joined.   Too cold to stay out and watch for very long; and tomorrow, I'll have to figure out the logistics of feeding 4 boys in the same paddock.   
Turned Tana and Bonny back out with the other mares and Bliss, will make my life easier to only have one mare pen for winter; one water tub to work with and one hay feeder to fill up.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on January 06, 2017, 06:57:48 PM
Went out to feed tonight, and the geldings are less impressed with Spotty now than when I turned him.  I know it takes them time to figure out their positions, so I put out more piles than horses to be sure Spotty gets a chance.  [The three geldings usually just eat at the feeder, but adding Spotty has them all goofy, so put it in piles around the paddock.]
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on January 06, 2017, 08:50:18 PM
Always a bit funny when you add someone to the mix!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on January 06, 2017, 09:29:24 PM
Just hope he gets a chance to eat tonight, and the boys aren't too bossy with him.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on January 06, 2017, 11:42:16 PM
Odd number of hay piles should help with getting bossed about. Them not being too impressed with Spotty might humble him a bit also. Can't be a Studly StrangeLove if the girls could care less where he is and the boys treat him like a bothersome upstart! LOL
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on January 06, 2017, 11:49:36 PM
Oh, p.s.....

Is it too cold to get pictures of them wading around in the snowbanks? Do your fences disappear under it? Hope everything transitions smoothly and you get to quilt a bit.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on January 06, 2017, 11:59:53 PM
Oh, p.s.....

Is it too cold to get pictures of them wading around in the snowbanks? Do your fences disappear under it? Hope everything transitions smoothly and you get to quilt a bit.

Single digits, so camera doesn't really like the cold; but I'll see what I can do before winter snow is gone.   We don't have enough snow this year to have drifted under fences, but it's happened before, and Jasper walked right up a snowbank and over the fence (put up a mesh panel in that spot til snow melted).

Picture is 2009, at the time it was Dakota's pen, now it's Toppers:
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on January 07, 2017, 05:32:43 PM
Put up a pipe panel for a gate across the second shelter to make a third feed spot for the geldings.   Manny and Monte go in the big shelter and share a stall, so I'm sure someone gets more than his share, have been doing this for 3 years, so they get along fine.   Today, Dakota went in the other shelter with the "new" panel gate for his meal; and Spotty had free run of the main paddock.    They seem to be getting along pretty good today.    Eventually, I'll need to decide about selling or gelding Spotty, I have no plans to raise appies, so if he stays he'll be gelded. 
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on January 07, 2017, 08:31:45 PM
Ow !!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on January 07, 2017, 10:19:07 PM
Ow !!

You need to drum up a buyer for him that would love to see his appy spots multiple and reproduce.   
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on January 08, 2017, 09:02:16 AM
Tee hee!

How tall do you expect him to be?  I'm thinking you said he would be "B" sized?  We'll have to find someone raising the larger miniatures...hm....I'll have to put on my thinking cap!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on January 08, 2017, 09:46:24 AM
Tee hee!

How tall do you expect him to be?  I'm thinking you said he would be "B" sized?  We'll have to find someone raising the larger miniatures...hm....I'll have to put on my thinking cap!
He'll probably push the limits, so maybe someone that does CDEs.  Sport ponies? 
Monte was 37" at time to take permanent.  My mares are 38" and Topper is 35.75".
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on April 18, 2017, 05:17:44 PM
Spotty had his first vaccination today, naughty boy and naughty me, I need to get to work and do lots more halter training, he was a stinker, but no one got hurt, even when he threw himself on the ground in a hissy fit (sometimes a winter's long poo pile is a good thing, soft landing).
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on April 18, 2017, 06:10:16 PM
HA!!!!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on April 18, 2017, 06:41:17 PM
Lol , typical male throwing a tantrum when he doesnt get his own way hahahaha
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: paintponylvr on April 22, 2017, 02:32:57 AM
OMG, U guys are 2 funny!!!!!  ("soft landing", typical male<tantrum>)...

and some more pics are in order.  I understand not though - I'm having troubles with both phone and camera taking pics lately...  Larry took apart my phone case and cleaned up the "eyes" for me (on the case & the phone), but I'm not sure how much good it did.  Think it needs to be done to the camera, too.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on April 22, 2017, 03:29:44 PM
Managed to head and neck clip Spotty, much less drama than trying to give him a vaccination.  He seemed to almost enjoy it.  Although, afterwards, he really didn't want to have anything to do with pics, so just a couple to show is nekked neck.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on April 23, 2017, 10:06:30 AM
What a HANDSOME colt!!!!  I just love these pictures of him growing up, and he's really stunning, Chanda.

I was babysitting Friday night and all day yesterday, so away from my computer, so I missed seeing these!  FABULOUS!!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on April 23, 2017, 10:37:59 AM
Thank you.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: paintponylvr on April 23, 2017, 10:48:12 AM
He looks VUNDERBAR! (wonderful)

and he also looks like he's developing more body white?  Any clues as to how much he can develop?  But he won't go full boyd white like a leopard app will he?
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on April 23, 2017, 11:53:41 AM
He is definitely adding white, and could wind up a near leopard -- they usually have darker necks, but more white towards the shoulders.  Right now, he's definitely expanding that blanket and spots!  Such a pretty boy!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on April 23, 2017, 01:22:16 PM
Yes, his white does seem to be expanding forward.  I have no idea about how appy patterning works, other than varnish will continue to roan as they age til they lose most color except for on the bony prominences.
thank you.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Holly on April 23, 2017, 03:58:05 PM
Very nice!!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 05, 2017, 02:47:25 PM
Hope I don't end up with a pintaloosa pony...   Spotty is all moony-eyed over my 20 year old, 15.2H APHA mare.  They share a water tank, with diagonal adjacent corners at the tank, not side-by-side.   Hope he doesn't go swimming.  :o
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 05, 2017, 09:22:03 PM
 >:D
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 11, 2017, 11:41:33 AM
People always say "don't worry minis drop late, it's normal, just wait", well, it's not normal, it's a man created issue, they should be down at birth, ok so perhaps they "disappear" for awhile as some are good at holding them up high, but they should be through the canal at birth or shortly after.
So, I managed to cop a feel on Spotty the other day, two little jewels, right where they belong, Spotty is nearly a year old.
His two brothers (one full, one half) were also down at birth, and could have been gelded as yearlings, but circumstance delayed it til they were two year old.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 11, 2017, 05:36:28 PM
Very true, very true.  I only had one boy who seemed to be "missing one" at birth, but it did drop a few months later.  Some do hold them high, but I guess I was pretty lucky, because it's so hot here in Florida, almost all were hanging "low" for cooling!   ;D
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 11, 2017, 08:46:21 PM
Very true, very true.  I only had one boy who seemed to be "missing one" at birth, but it did drop a few months later.  Some do hold them high, but I guess I was pretty lucky, because it's so hot here in Florida, almost all were hanging "low" for cooling!   ;D

Ours definitely hold 'em up high and tight in winter, protecting their "assets" as it were.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 15, 2017, 01:47:25 PM
OMG!  What a stink Spotty was for his hoof trim today.  He was just crawling out of his skin.  He was kicky, jumpy, climb the walls goofy.   he was decent the last time I trimmed him, not at all like this; I'm sure some of it is hormones as he's moony eyed over my APHA mare and some of it is lack of training, but his brothers were nothing like this as yearlings.   He might be more like his dad, who is a bit tightly wound.  I think I might try one of the calming supplements, as I believe our forage is short magnesium, which Mg deficiency can lead to flightiness.  Might try Vit B1, as it's supposed to be calming as well, it's what I used on Topper for awhile.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 15, 2017, 05:39:19 PM
Calcium is calming also.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on May 15, 2017, 07:38:52 PM
Sorry to read young spotty was a pain in the backside for his trim. Not sure if it would help , but when my little one was weaned and learning to have his feet trimmed Id get him to stand for half an hour before the farrier arrived, If he played up it was onto the next one and he had to continue to stand until we got back to him. It took a while for him to learn to accept he had to have them trimmed and once he stood like a good boy for all four hooves he was rewarded with some apple.

Isnt is funny,  I have a rather large warmblood mare at the back of the property and my smallest mini is madly in love. He winnies to her as a 17 hand warmblood himself. :)
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 16, 2017, 11:46:42 AM
Unless someone knows someone looking for a B-size appy stallion prospect; Spotty is looking to lose his jewels sooner rather than later, he has way more attitude than either of his brothers did at this age.  Perhaps I didn't notice it as much with the first three (one sold, two were gelded at 2), as they had each other to burn off energy, but Spotty seems a whole lot more studdy than his brothers were.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 16, 2017, 10:35:11 PM
I ordered B1 and Mg for Spotty and Topper, they'll split a month or two of smartpaks, smallest packaging available for what I want (otherwise the B1 is a 112 day supply for full-size horse).
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 17, 2017, 05:31:21 PM
WOW!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 17, 2017, 05:50:23 PM
While I didn't catch him, Spotty let me walk up to him and pet him before letting them out on grass.  Not sure what all the commotion was the other day, but will still give them at least a month of supplement and then go from there.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 17, 2017, 06:15:03 PM
Sounds good.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on May 17, 2017, 07:58:41 PM
Maybe he was just having a "moment" you know what men can be like :)
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 17, 2017, 09:37:27 PM
LOL!

I'll still give the supplements a try, as I already ordered, but it won't hurt anything but my pocketbook.   We'll see how he is for his next trim.   Need to get out there and get a bit of training in, they all could use a little halter work.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on May 18, 2017, 08:44:45 PM
Well hopefully these supplements help , fingers crossed for you :)
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 23, 2017, 10:42:09 PM
Took a couple pictures of the boys at suppertime tonight.
I swear to god, Manny is not as fat as he looks in the picture (he's chubby, as I think he gets more than his share of the pellets, but not that fat).  [Manny is the one by the water tank.]   
Then, a picture of the two full brothers together; Monte and Spotty.  [Neither are as chubby as they look.  Both still have more shedding to do, especially around their barrel.]
And, then just Spotty.  [I deleted the blurry pic and the butt shot.]
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on May 24, 2017, 06:19:17 AM
Such handsome boys!!  LOVE those spots!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on May 24, 2017, 07:16:25 PM
Lovely boys:)   

Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on May 24, 2017, 09:22:53 PM
thanks, guys, I appreciate it.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: paintponylvr on May 28, 2017, 07:13:10 PM
They are looking good Chanda!  I love the pic of the two brothers together.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on August 07, 2017, 11:21:34 PM
Put Spotty on a FB sale page, as I'm still thinking about it.   
Got a few stupid "hits", like the guy looking for a mini for  his kid to gain confidence.  You don't pick a yearling colt as a confidence builder in a kid.   And, a couple other responses would be no go for me, they just gave me the wrong vibe for my boy.   And, a couple could be good.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on August 08, 2017, 05:50:46 PM
I am in the process of selling my shetty and Im finding the same thing , Even if you put certain things in an add , with the stupid questions they ask, you gotta wonder if they actually read the add at all.

Keep us posted , Hope you find the perfect home for him :)
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on August 08, 2017, 05:53:15 PM
He'll probably end up staying, they all seem to.   :o
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on August 08, 2017, 05:54:45 PM
I think we have this conversation before lol
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on August 08, 2017, 07:36:09 PM
For sure!  He's a pretty boy, though, so he'll be good decoration in the fields!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on August 08, 2017, 07:47:59 PM
I think we have this conversation before lol

LOL!   ;D  :D 
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 08, 2017, 09:07:24 PM
When I get a minute, I'll try to remember to get a picture, but...   Spotty has a heart-shaped spot on his bum, right side.
Kind of shows in this pic from a year ago, the right spot on top of his right hip.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: dcwolcott on September 09, 2017, 08:20:36 AM
From what you say about his character, he needed a little heart!!  His blanket is just beautiful!! And it's nice to know there is "heart" in this little boy!!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 09, 2017, 09:00:51 AM
I think he'll be a little gentlemen once his naughty brain is removed.   At the moment, he's being a bit trying, but I think Hayley is in heat right now.
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Holly on September 10, 2017, 09:02:42 PM
Love his heart spot!!
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Ryan on September 11, 2017, 07:19:24 PM
me too :)
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Silver City Heritage Farm on September 17, 2017, 08:19:25 PM
Hearts, painted white ear tips, characteristics......he sure is a nice example of an appaloosa with a spotted blanket.

Have any of your prospects turned out to be good ones as future owners of Spotty? 
Title: Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
Post by: Chanda on September 17, 2017, 11:08:35 PM
Hearts, painted white ear tips, characteristics......he sure is a nice example of an appaloosa with a spotted blanket.

Have any of your prospects turned out to be good ones as future owners of Spotty?

Nothing panned out.  A couple gave me bad feelings, a couple were looking for a first mini for a kid (not a yearling colt, at least not this one, he's pretty randy), a couple didn't have a clue and the best prospect can't until spring.   Like the rest he'll probably stay, we'll just geld him in the spring.
I love his white ear tips, one is still very noticeable, the other not so much now.