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Jacquee'

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With all these REALLY cute foals being born, and people sharing pictures (thanks, it is one of my favorite things!) I got to thinking - What did those really famous horses look like as foals????

You know the ones I am talking about - Sid's Husker, or Rowdy, or Boone's Little Buckaroo, or Little King's Buck on Broadway. I'm sure you can think of many more!

How did they look as foals? I bet I am not the only one who wonders if the cute little foal in my pasture will grow up to look like one of these famous show-ring beauties.

Does anyone have pictures of the really famous horses as little foals?
 

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Neat request!

It will take some time for me to get. I have to upload them on a web page then -here. First I gotta find some!

But the foal in my avatar is this one below. He is eight years old now and was a weanling in that photo. This photo shows him as a two year old, or maybe he was three?

 

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Dimimore said:
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ok i have two requests for 1 pic of FWF Kewpies Charro of Arenosa as a foal

and one of orion as a foal

pretty pretty pretty please

i cant shut up about him in my head


i
u Jacquee for the idea
 

MInx

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MIzbeth, I just LOVE that B/W horse of yours! Obviously he just got better and better.

I can't get enough of loud colored B/W Tobianos.(Overos nest on my list along with Buckskins)

Maxine
 

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Hi Maxine

Thank you! Mime is not black tho, but certainly is a VERY DARK bay (black/bay)and appears black at some times of the year.

Beth
 

Michelle@wescofarms

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Here is a foal photo of Buckeroo.



This is a favorite personal photo of Buckeroo - last September on a visit to the Eberths and their amazing ranch! My daughter Anna meeting the Grandsire and Great-grandsire of two of her colts.

 

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I think it was as a yearling Buckeroo was considered ugly. If that's an ugly foal, I'll take a field full of them, please
 

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Yes, I had thought it was as a yearling, but changed my post.


But really, he was not a bad looking colt, but not spectacular either... I think it great that rather ordinary foals can and certainly do "un-fold" to become the most extrordinary horses. Wish I had a crystal ball!
 

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Look at that picture carefully- I'd have bought that colt and paid whatever they were asking!!! It's a bad, B& W photo, BUT- level top line, fantastic length of neck for such a young foal, fantastic head (remember this was 28 years ago!!) nice, short coupled back, good leg length for a foal, good shoulder set- No, I'd have snapped him up- COLOUR to die for, what do you want??? BLOOD??? Maybe he was ill as a weanling, or did not make up or something???
 

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Well CockRobin was never a "National" Champion, as he was never shown at Nationals. But, he did win several Championships at the shows he WAS shown at.

Here he is as a day old foal 28 years ago.



and here he is today!




 

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Wow, Dona what a neat baby picture of CockRObin! Was that in one of the Hemlock Brooks ads in one of the old MHW issues? Too cool!

Ginny Long
 

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I think it is the picture that makes people ''think'' he was ugly as a foal!~ it is black and white and not very clear!! I dont think he was ugly!! I would like to see a picture of him as a foal in color and a clearer picture!

-Gage-
 

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Ginny said:
Wow, Dona what a neat baby picture of CockRObin!  Was that in one of the Hemlock Brooks ads in one of the old MHW issues?  Too cool!
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You're right Ginny!
That picture was on the cover of the MHW way back when they were the small 5 x 7 size. Kendra (Hemlock Brooks Farm) used another shot of CockRobin with her boys in other ads as well. Those are the only pics I have of him as a foal.
 

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What a neat idea!! I love seeing some of these outstanding horses as foals.

I LOVE the baby picture of Buckeroo, but I especially LOVE the one of Michelle's granddaughter Anna with him! What a darling picture of a gorgeous horse and a gorgeous little girl!!!
 

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Anna is Michelle's daughter... not her granddaughter. Buckeroo is the grandsire of of a couple of her horses, and the great grandsire of several more. So you can say Anna was meeting a member of her extended family. Obviously they seemed to get along well!
 

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