Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Chrome's Monthly Progress Report & Two Year Anniversary

All of the pictures I took turned out like crap lol.
In this one I had to make him back up so he looks like his front legs are camped in.
He doesn't normally stand that way.
He also is looking at the camera, so it's not the best conformation shot. :)

Date: 10-19-11 (Today is also our two year anniversary! I can't believe I've had him for two years already!)
Age: 29 Months
Height: 15.1hh
Height Gain: He's actually 156cm so about 1/3 of an inch over 15.1hh. So he's grown a tiny bit. I really thing he's headed into a pretty major growth spurt.
Weight: The weight tape says 890lbs.
Weight Gain: Which means he's lost a little weight. I'd noticed he looked thinner, but I thought it was from a growth spurt. Since he's actually lost a little I'm going to start feeding him beet pulp again. The summer was very dry so the grass is dying, which is probably why he's lost a little. It's about time to start putting hay out, so I'm glad we were finally able to stock up on some.

Progress: I'm happy to say we have been doing some clicker training and we even worked on some of the competitive trail stuff, so I'm happy. My goal for this month was accomplished. :)

Goals: Okay, I want to get Chrome gelded either at the end of this month or sometime next month . . . scared. This is my first time ever having a horse gelded. We always had mares or already gelded horses. I'm so nervous. We're having it done at the vet clinic so if anything does go wrong at least he's there. I'm nervous about hauling him after being drugged, but we'll wait for it to wear off some. So my goal this month is to get him gelded and work on loading and hauling in the trailer. :) If I have time (and it's not freezing cold) I'd like to work on more of the CTR (competitive trail ride) stuff.


  1. When I got my colt gelded it was no big deal. We even did it in the mud (I DO live in a vary wet area of the PNW) and we covered his head with my jacket, I held his leg, the vet did his magic, we gave him a tetnus booster and an antibiotic shot. He was swollen for 4 days and then all was well. It was nice to do it when it was still cold out because it meant NO FLIES! And no flies + clean living environment, meant a much smaller chance of infection... Oh and the cold helped reduce the swelling, lol

    My colt was a lightweight too and passed out on the first shot that was just meant to calm him down, haha...

  2. Good progress!! He looks great, so cute. Pippi is a camera fiend too, so all my pics tend to have her looking right at me.
    Gelding would be a bit scary, but you are taking all precautions so all will be well.

  3. Congrats on the 2 years!!! Your last videos were soooooooooo cute!!!! I also love the barn pictures where you went to visit!!! Have fun!!

  4. Good luck with the gelding. At least the vet will do it humanely. Once he wakes up he won't ever know anything happened.

    Mango Momma


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