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Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:09 pm

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Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:33 pm

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Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:45 pm

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Sedated for the trip...that makes sense, and would explain why a colt of his age and inexperience would load like a seven-year-old gelding. Would also explain why his 'dingle' was dangling...because, y'know, it's just too much trouble to, y'know, pull it back in, 'cause I'm soo spaced, dude. :lol:
just... high five yourself for me.
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:03 am

*tips imaginary hat* Nice one. :lol:
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:47 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Sedated for the trip...that makes sense, and would explain why a colt of his age and inexperience would load like a seven-year-old gelding. Would also explain why his 'dingle' was dangling...because, y'know, it's just too much trouble to, y'know, pull it back in, 'cause I'm soo spaced, dude. :lol:
Yeah, that's acepromazine for you...
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:46 am

Look at the bone on him. Wow. He's going to be one huge race horse.
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Carotene
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Tue Oct 01, 2013 6:41 pm

Seriously, where has the time gone!!? Wasn't he just born? Geez. He does look good, and to me, he has long legs!

I wonder how the driver of that truck feels? Think they're just horses to him or "holy shit I have - put famous horse name here - in my truck!!" Lol! :)

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Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:48 pm

Wasn't it said that Slew paddled? I don't even know what paddling means but I thought I read that somewhere. And that Paul Turner fixed him up with dressage training after she named him Baby Huey! Don't know if it's true but I've always loved the story.
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ElPrado2
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Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:13 am

It means he does not walk straight. The knees turn in which makes his heels flip out when he walks.
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Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:22 am

Carotene wrote:Seriously, where has the time gone!!? Wasn't he just born? Geez. He does look good, and to me, he has long legs!

I wonder how the driver of that truck feels? Think they're just horses to him or "holy shit I have - put famous horse name here - in my truck!!" Lol! :)

Jenn
Those drivers are used to hauling high-profile horses....doubt it fazed him at all.
BornToWin
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:27 pm

I love this colt. He is so elegant. I don't know if he has his mama's gumption and drive, but he is beautiful and built to run.

And I thought he was quiet for a young animal leaving the barn alone. Even the lawn mower didn't bother him. He never twitched his ears that I saw in the video. Makes sense he was sedated. I thought it unusual his legs weren't wrapped. Maybe not?
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 10:07 pm

BornToWin wrote:I love this colt. He is so elegant. I don't know if he has his mama's gumption and drive, but he is beautiful and built to run.

And I thought he was quiet for a young animal leaving the barn alone. Even the lawn mower didn't bother him. He never twitched his ears that I saw in the video. Makes sense he was sedated. I thought it unusual his legs weren't wrapped. Maybe not?
For a trip that long (KY to FLA) it is common to not wrap
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ElPrado2
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Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:15 pm

I doubt that he really paddled anyway. He is tranquilized. His balance would be off. He is likely managing to counter act it as best he can. He also will widen through the chest as he matures.
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Sat Oct 05, 2013 9:40 am

ElPrado2 wrote:I doubt that he really paddled anyway. He is tranquilized. His balance would be off. He is likely managing to counter act it as best he can. He also will widen through the chest as he matures.

Agree. Watching the video, you can tell he is definitely sedated. Don't we all have a funny walk when we're on the good stuff? Except he's got 4 legs to deal with. haha I'd be surprised if his walk (which to me wasn't as noticeable as some think), was from anything but the drug.
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Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:07 am

Weanlings, yearlings and 2 year olds go through a number of growth stages, too. I have read so many complaints about yearlings not having enough in the way of withers. To me, it just proves they do not have a clue. The withers do not really start developing until around their 2nd birthday. Right about then, the withers shoot up. The rear end develops sooner, so they look high in the butt. The withers and shoulders come along a little later. Then the chest widens.
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ElPrado2 wrote:Weanlings, yearlings and 2 year olds go through a number of growth stages, too. I have read so many complaints about yearlings not having enough in the way of withers. To me, it just proves they do not have a clue. The withers do not really start developing until around their 2nd birthday. Right about then, the withers shoot up. The rear end develops sooner, so they look high in the butt. The withers and shoulders come along a little later. Then the chest widens.
Thanks for the info. I appreciate the info you share. To someone that knows diddly about horses it's welcomed.
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Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:57 pm

Just like humans. I think my nephew shot from about 5 foot 6 to 6 foot 6 between ages 14 and 16. His jeans were usually 3 inches short during that time. :lol:
Kelly Kip
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Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:07 pm

Northport wrote:
BornToWin wrote:I love this colt. He is so elegant. I don't know if he has his mama's gumption and drive, but he is beautiful and built to run.

And I thought he was quiet for a young animal leaving the barn alone. Even the lawn mower didn't bother him. He never twitched his ears that I saw in the video. Makes sense he was sedated. I thought it unusual his legs weren't wrapped. Maybe not?
For a trip that long (KY to FLA) it is common to not wrap
Especially a yearling who's probably never had a bandage on in his entire life. First long distance van ride is NOT the place to start.
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Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:53 pm

"Especially a yearling who's probably never had a bandage on in his entire life. First long distance van ride is NOT the place to start."

Now I would have thought the opposite...that a long van ride for an inexperienced colt would be be the ideal place for him to get into trouble...and possibly ding his legs. And that wrapping his legs would have been something his groom could have been practicing in the safety of his stall before he ever shipped out.
But, I'm not an owner, so I will take your word, Kelly and NP.
Kelly Kip
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Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:43 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:"Especially a yearling who's probably never had a bandage on in his entire life. First long distance van ride is NOT the place to start."

Now I would have thought the opposite...that a long van ride for an inexperienced colt would be be the ideal place for him to get into trouble...and possibly ding his legs. And that wrapping his legs would have been something his groom could have been practicing in the safety of his stall before he ever shipped out.
But, I'm not an owner, so I will take your word, Kelly and NP.
I've seen more damage from a horse having a bad wrap job/stomping wraps down during the trip than any that were not wrapped. We would usually get 10-20 yearlings in from both OBS & KEE (each) every year, and none were EVER wrapped. Only ones that ever came in with bandages were from the track.

In all likelyhood, Coz was in a box stall (first time shipping I would hope), which gives them more move around, balance, etc.
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