Cozmic One

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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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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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:
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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.
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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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Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:58 pm

Update on Cozmic One from Florida coming this afternoon.
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amfuller wrote:Update on Cozmic One from Florida coming this afternoon.
"Cozmic One settled into his Florida home by marking his territory and then promptly taking a nap. Further bulletins as events warrant."

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Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:01 pm

After reading some of the Facebook comments, I now want to punch something. So many people are convinced that he will be 1) slaughtered, 2) killed at the track from being pushed to race as a baby, and/or 3) run into the ground because no one cares about anything but money.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 6:03 pm

And I would be completely drunk by now if I took a shot every time I read the word "Ferdinand".
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BlindLucky wrote:And I would be completely drunk by now if I took a shot every time I read the word "Ferdinand".
Where was this drinking game when I didn't mind being hungover?

But really, you'd probably end up in the ER with a tube hanging out of your tummy if you did that.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:03 pm

Never fails to get the 'why start them so early' comments on the fb page for Zenyatta... if they are going to b**ch and moan so much about the thoroughbred industry, which includes backing yearlings, they may want to ask themselves why they are obsessed with a thoroughbred racemare :roll:
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BlindLucky wrote:After reading some of the Facebook comments, I now want to punch something. So many people are convinced that he will be 1) slaughtered, 2) killed at the track from being pushed to race as a baby, and/or 3) run into the ground because no one cares about anything but money.
I read them because I got curious and its pretty sad how blindly ignorant people are about it. I guess they own a horse and that makes them think they know everything?
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:29 pm

I had to stop reading the Facebook comments. Most of those people have him breaking down the moment he steps on the track.
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Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:31 pm

amfuller wrote:Coz in Training.
http://www.zenyatta.com/news/coz-in-training
wow, they are working fast, he looks really good under saddle, like maybe he has some sense
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