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"Docs Last Twister"
SOLD ~ Thank you Jozef B.
Scout is a really nice flashy colt. He has awesome markings and is put together right. Beautiful head with a nice unique blaze. He is a pretty big colt with lots of leg and nice conformation so he should mature to a good size.
Scout has a champion pedigree that speaks for itself. If you are looking for a horse that can work and turn some heads, don't miss out.
Doc Bar, Poco Bueno, King, Leo, Sugar Bars, Joe Hancock, Three Bars, Root Beer Doc, Doc's Prescription and The Ole Man, Coy's Bonanza, Kilomax, King Leo Bar, Shock Em, Lazy Lucifer, Ed Echols, King Fritz, Leolita, Chicado V, Do Good, Croton Oil, Quincy Dan and Poco Tivio, Royal King, Top Deck.
Sadly Scout lost his mother when he was just three days only. This is his story so far:
Scout's dam was a very well bred buckskin QH mare. She came in a few weeks before her foal was due with a nice ugly wire cut on her hind leg just below the hock. It certainly was not the worst cut we have seen over the years - more of a hide cut than anything else. We could not give her any medications as she was only a week or two away from foaling. We washed her daily and treated her with topical ointments, but a couple days after Scout arrived, we found a lump on her hock. The outside had started to heal nicely, but she had developed an infection in the joint. Our vets came out and thoroughly checked her out including x-rays. They said that she would never be sound and would have been in pain, so we had her euthanized. Scout was just three days old. Ron had milked Twister and made sure he had colostrum. When our vets were watching Ron trying to get Scout to take a bottle rather than a large syringe, our vet said that the way he held his head, he just might learn to drink from a bucket. We have never had an orphan foal in all our years of breeding paints, so we had raced to town and got nipples, bottles, calf pail, milk replacer and a variety of items that have never been used. We mixed his milk replacer as per directions and put it in an 'ice cream' pail. Scout stuck his nose in there and there has been no turning back since then. He has never called, cried or pouted at all. He nickers quietly when he hears the door opening and meets us at the bottom of the step for his feeding. We have had to come up with a temporary baby gate as Scout followed us right up the steps and onto the deck after his first feed. It has been a heart-breaking time losing Twister and a rude awakening for two seniors to have to go back to two hour feedings of a newborn, but it has gone so far really well! Ron put a halter on Scout and brought him up to the back yard. Ron calls it the 'dog run' but it is an area we fenced off for a Great Dane, so it is about 100 x 120 ft not the 8 x10' that most people picture when you say dog run. He mowed the outside only and is leaving the center area to grow. It hasn't taken Scout long to go for a good run back and forth after he eats. He only covers about a third of it but he is just 12 days old now. Today we started him with a small amount of foal starter. He already has learned to drink water from the tub. We are being very careful to not spoil him. We do not let him bump us when he's hungry and we are now being careful that he doesn't go running past us and kicking out. Foals do that to their mothers when they want to be fed, or they run ahead and then cut them off trying to get mom to stop and feed. It is important that Scout knows that we are not horses and he is not a human. We hope to introduce him to our old mares so that he learns horse manners from them. Horse manners are best taught in the field by the old gals and it gives time to play and make friends. We hope Scout will get a chance to spend some time in the herd. We can pretty well guarantee that Scout will be halter trained and people friendly. We will post updates as to how he is doing as he progresses. Right now he is doing awesome and is a real sweetheart!
SEPT Update- It has been a long summer and we can finally say that our boy is weaned. We chose to keep to 4 hour feedings until the end of Aug and then went to weaker solutions at 6 hours. Scout is a tank! He has been spending the past month with a two year old mare and has learned how to be a horse and continues to be a very quick learner.
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