Racehorses as foals

Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby Katewerk » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:28 pm

Having seen a baby pic of a well known, recently retired stallion with legs as crooked as a crow - one would think that broodmare owners would ask for foal photos as part of the decision making process.
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Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby TBird » Mon Dec 02, 2013 3:56 pm

Katewerk wrote:Having seen a baby pic of a well known, recently retired stallion with legs as crooked as a crow - one would think that broodmare owners would ask for foal photos as part of the decision making process.


The majority of foals are born crooked--there's a lot of leg on a foal to cram into a very small space. Many, if not most, straighten and self-correct as they grow and mature. Sometimes minimal intervention is used (hoof trimming, confinement to a paddock, etc) and obviously sometimes surgery is done. But one of the biggest knocks against surgical intervention is that it's often unnecessary since so many foals grow into better legs on their own. So in most cases, looking at foal pictures isn't going to show you anything beyond "cute".
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Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby Ridan_Remembered » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:08 pm

The baby Man o' War in 1917.
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Three-month-old Secretariat.
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Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby Miss Woodford » Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:46 pm

A newly-born Whirlaway and his dam Dustwhirl
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Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby Retrospectiv » Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:22 am

Another nice pic of Honor Code:

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Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby TBird » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:23 am

I'm loving all these baby pictures. :)
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Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby ChampionCurlin » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:51 am

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Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby carole » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:55 am

Found a few of Rachel Alexandra as a baby:
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Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby serenassong » Tue Dec 03, 2013 10:59 am

Retrospectiv wrote:Another nice pic of Honor Code:

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Wonder if that is Serena's Cat with him, would make sense. Would be able to tell if I could see her face.
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Re: Racehorses as foals

Postby Retrospectiv » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:36 am

^^ The colour and the left front sock certainly match her : )
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