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    07-04-2009, 05:06 PM
  #1
Weanling
jug head...clinic

I have a 3 yr old tn walker mare and she has a very long jug head.has anyone else had a young horse with a jud head?can you include pics before and after they have grown into them.my horse drives me crazy because when I try and lounge her she alwaysputs that huge jug head in my face.shes getting better now.also im going to take her to hank heppelrys under saddle horse riding clinic.hes a grea trainer and im looking forward to it!he will also be in the 2009 extreme mustang makover!!!hes a nice guy and he's funny!
     
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    07-07-2009, 01:31 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Sorry to say but this so-called 'jug head' is a TWH thing. Thay will grow into it , but they will always be big. I'll include some pics later perhaps.
     
    07-07-2009, 04:08 PM
  #3
Showing
Not always a TWH thing. My mustang Koda has got a big ugly head. I don't know if you would consider it a jug head or not, but some horses are just put together a little funny.


And my Belgian mare Bessie has a very ugly head.


However, since he is 6 and she is 7, I don't think either of them will grow into them. LOL.
     
    07-07-2009, 04:16 PM
  #4
Green Broke
^^ Yes, but the OP is specifically asking about TWHs. TWHs as a rule, have a fairly large head. But not all. Some have very 'Araby' heads, but I've found that those don't gait very well. My horse has a HUGE head, but I'm very thankful for his large body. It kinda balances out :)

That's a very beautiful Mustang btw. Gotta love those big ol' heads :)
     
    07-07-2009, 04:21 PM
  #5
Foal
Lots of Tennessee Walkers have heads like that-- very long heads. Mustangs do too. Your Walker's head will probably look smaller as she grows up, though... but not completely.
     
    07-08-2009, 02:53 PM
  #6
Weanling
Yeah I hope it doesnt grow any more!!!its very long!i guess she could look pretty if her neck and hips fill out.
     
    07-12-2009, 02:15 PM
  #7
Foal
Aaaww my walker has a big head too. ( I have pictures of him on his profile) I actually love the big heads! It really fits his personality. I actually prefer the older walker, standardbred look than the more refined looks popular today. The old ones look like they can go for miles and withstand anything.
     
    07-12-2009, 02:20 PM
  #8
Weanling
Ya I think its just a twh thing but lots of other horses have them too. Like my horse comanche.


In this picture his head takes up half my body and he's mad because I put feed in his bucket and wanted to take a picture first. This was when I first got him btw. I would not be wearing that hoodie now in the sweltering heat.
     
    07-15-2009, 05:33 PM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by chika1235    
yeah I hope it doesnt grow any more!!!its very long!i guess she could look pretty if her neck and hips fill out.

LoL, I totally, totally, totally can relate. You took the words out of my mouth.

My girl is 3 as well, and I am really awestruck sometimes by how she can look totally elegant at certain (rare) moments, but usually is sooo awkward. In particular my complaints are her skinny little neck and bony cow hips. I have a couple of her less graceful pics. The first one is just silly and exaggerates her head size, but the second one shows how big it really looks on an average day...which is substantial.

From my experience...it's less of the walker growing into their heads, and more of my eyes getting adjusted to their look and appreciating it. After all, I grew up with miniature horses and arabs, so it takes some getting used to.
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    07-15-2009, 05:40 PM
  #10
Showing
That long blaze on her face makes it look longer too. Tell her she should wear her blaze horizontally to make her nose look smaller
She is built very much like my Vida (RMH)
     

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