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        10-21-2013, 02:11 AM
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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    It's probably just the angle of the picture then. I think he's a good looking horse, he just still looks real immature. When he's done with all his filling out and growing, I think he's going to be a stunner.
    It could very well have been the angle, as my non-horsey boyfriend was taking the pics.

    Thanks, though. He's got such a great mind on him that it'd be sad if his exterior didn't catch up.
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        10-21-2013, 02:14 AM
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    It could very well have been the angle, as my non-horsey boyfriend was taking the pics.

    Thanks, though. He's got such a great mind on him that it'd be sad if his exterior didn't catch up.
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    There's nothing wrong with his exterior NOW. He's just going to improve as he "dries out" a bit with age.
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        10-21-2013, 02:19 AM
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    ^^Agreed, he is still one handsome devil, big head or no.

    As for that picture, it really doesn't do him justice. He was in the middle of a gangly stage and the angle is wonky. Pictures like that can make even the most "perfect" horses look 'eh' LOL.
         
        10-21-2013, 02:30 AM
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    

    As for that picture, it really doesn't do him justice. He was in the middle of a gangly stage and the angle is wonky. Pictures like that can make even the most "perfect" horses look 'eh' LOL.
    Trust me on THAT! I can take such gawd awful pics I could make a World Champ look like a collywobbled MESS.
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        10-21-2013, 02:45 AM
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    I need to take new pics of him. He's definitely looking WAY less gangly. More like a horse, less like a funky llama.

    Thanks, guys. I'm not feeling sorry for myself (I have the prettiest horse on the property, no question), I just feel like he's been funky for so long...and then I see Rafe and Taz and how proportionate they look and I go "What happened to mine?!"

    I'm seriously considering taking up leather-working, though. Bridles in his size are just so ridiculously expensive, and hit or miss on quality (and style...and size) if I order online.
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        10-21-2013, 09:37 AM
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    I need to take new pics of him. He's definitely looking WAY less gangly. More like a horse, less like a funky llama.

    Thanks, guys. I'm not feeling sorry for myself (I have the prettiest horse on the property, no question), I just feel like he's been funky for so long...and then I see Rafe and Taz and how proportionate they look and I go "What happened to mine?!"

    I'm seriously considering taking up leather-working, though. Bridles in his size are just so ridiculously expensive, and hit or miss on quality (and style...and size) if I order online.
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    That's why I only order my tack from either Dale Chavez or Nymyer's or Schneider's. If I'm going to end up paying through the nostrils, then I want a guarantee of the quality.
         
        10-21-2013, 11:28 AM
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    Don't know why you roached his mane ( hurts me physically, being an Arab person lol), but you can do a lot for his appearance by the way you roach it. Leave it a little longer to create a nice arch, it will make the neck look thicker and the head seems smaller. Or let it grow to where it just starting to fall over and thin it out a little so it creates more arch also.
    I am convinced he will fill out more and grow into it. And get even more handsome.
         
        10-21-2013, 11:32 AM
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    Unfortunately, I'm a poor kid (ok, "kid" is a relative term...I'll be 31 on Thursday), so my budget is tight.
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        10-21-2013, 11:41 AM
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    Don't know why you roached his mane ( hurts me physically, being an Arab person lol), but you can do a lot for his appearance by the way you roach it. Leave it a little longer to create a nice arch, it will make the neck look thicker and the head seems smaller. Or let it grow to where it just starting to fall over and thin it out a little so it creates more arch also.
    I am convinced he will fill out more and grow into it. And get even more handsome.
    I roached his mane because it was a thick, knotted, tangled, disgusting mess and we needed a "do-over." I had to use scissors because no matter how hard or many different approaches I've tried, he absolutely will not tolerate clippers. It really didn't look too awful. That was back in May. His mane is now about the length a WP horse's mane would be.
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        10-21-2013, 12:24 PM
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    New pics please.
         

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