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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #105 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.
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #106 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
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #107 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.
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #108 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.
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #109 on: May 15, 2017, 05:39:19 PM »

Calcium is calming also.
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #110 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. :)
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #111 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.
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #112 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).
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Donkey: Tilly

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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #113 on: May 17, 2017, 05:31:21 PM »

WOW!
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #114 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.
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #115 on: May 17, 2017, 06:15:03 PM »

Sounds good.
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #116 on: May 17, 2017, 07:58:41 PM »

Maybe he was just having a "moment" you know what men can be like :)
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #117 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.
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #118 on: May 18, 2017, 08:44:45 PM »

Well hopefully these supplements help , fingers crossed for you :)
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Re: Spotty: Tana's New Colt!!
« Reply #119 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.]
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Stallions: Little Kings Cat on Top, Paper Mache`
Mares: Misty, Tana, Showy, Bonny, Dolly and Baybe
Geldings: Dakota, Monte and Manny
Donkey: Tilly
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