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Silver Colors19 Socializing

Silver Colors
June 4th, 2019

Silver Colors and her colt have been placed with Wicked Mizz and her bay filly by Tapizar. The broodmare manager at Gainesway Farm likes to buddy mares up, 2-3 at a time to let them get safely accustomed to being back with their own pasture mates with their babies. In the next month or so, he will then place most of them back together in a larger herd, and since the mares will have a horse they are comfortable being around, there will be less of a chance of a horse getting injured.

As far as little Silver Colors19 turning gray...He will probably stay chestnut. It can be hard to tell, but most of the time the babies that will turn gray usually have what I call a thick "white eye-liner" around their eyes. Kind of a roaning around them. They will, after about a month or so, have a roan/steel look about their entire coat. Silver Colors19 had a little lite coloring around his eyes when he was younger, but that was due to his chestnut color. 

Here is a recent video of Silver Colors19 socializing with his friend. 

 

Silver Colors19 is growing by leaps and bounds

Silver Colors
May 29th, 2019

Gainesway Farm shared this update on Silver Colors19:

Silver Colors19 is growing by leaps and bounds. He just celebrated his one month on May 28th! He has been turned out with his pasture buddy for a couple of weeks now and they are as close as siblings. They spend their afternoons and evenings playing, sleeping and just enjoying being a horse. While in his stall, he is learning how to stand to have his feet picked, his body groomed and learning to walk with a handler without his mother being right beside him.

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Photo courtesy of Amy Slugantz

Schedule update for Silver Colors and colt

Silver Colors
May 10th, 2019

After a veternarian check, Silver Colors19 was given the all clear to go outside as his ribs have healed. A paddock camera will be installed so we can view Silver Colors and colt at Gainesway Farm. Stay tuned for updates!   

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Photo courtesy of Amy Slugantz

Silver Colors19 is active and playful

Silver Colors
May 7th, 2019

Gainesway Farm sent an update on the 9 day old colt:

Silver Colors19 is doing really well. He has become more active for longer periods as the days go by. He should get an exam sometime next week to see how his ribs are healing. His mom, Silver Colors hopes he gets the all clear as she is ready to go back outside.

Here is a recent video of him playing in the stall. You can see he is energetic and full of spunk!

Silver Colors19 - happy and healthy

Silver Colors
April 30th, 2019

Neil Howard at Gainesway Farm provided an update on Silver Colors19

Silver Colors delivered her colt three weeks early. There is concern when this happens because of the overall health of the foal. After close observation, this foal seems to have suffered no major ill effects and is happy. The colt did suffer a couple of broken ribs during delivery which will require him to be in the stall for about 2 weeks. This measure is taken to ensure the foal doesn't overly exert itself causing further injury. 

He is out of a daughter of Kentucky Derby winning filly, Winning Colors and is a half-brother to G1 stakes winner Eskimo Kisses. He is obviously a valuable commodity and we are delighted to have him on the ground in good health.

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Photo courtesy of Gainesway Farm