The age old question... what is she?

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    11-23-2010, 02:52 AM
Red face The age old question... what is she?

Just got this super cute little girl for my landlord. I was told by the last owner that she was 3 going on 4 years old, and that she has had her for 9 months or so.... We come to the conclusion she either lied about her age or how long she had her.... Had the vet out today, and he said she couldn't be more than a year and a half!!!!!! And I feel horrible because the old owner had been riding her, and I rode her when I first came to see her... I asked the vet if that could have hurt her and he said she seems fine, just not to train her for at least another year, which is totally fine... I still feel artful though.

Now what I DO know about her is she is 13hh, she is a pinto and has one blue eye... but she has SUPER small feet, like pony feet! And the sweetest temperment....

Now, to me, I see Arabian, but I am so partial to arabs that I am just seeing things, and I know they aren't great pictures, these are just the only ones I have since it has been raining.

And please, I do know that it is not ok to ride such a young horse!!!! After the vet was out and told us how old she really is, we stopped riding her.
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    11-23-2010, 03:13 AM
Green Broke
I see arab in the face, maybe some quarter horse or paint in there, if she's only 1 and half surely she would still be growing??
    11-23-2010, 03:22 AM
Yes she will the vet said she might make it to 14hh, but he didn't think she would make it to horse size... I completely spaced out on asking him what he thought her breed could be... That's why I have turned to the horse forum :)
    11-23-2010, 07:52 AM
Green Broke
I agree I deffinatly see so me arab in there, or possibly some of the more araby welshies!
    11-23-2010, 08:14 AM
She does not really look like a long yearling to me.
    11-23-2010, 08:34 AM
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
She does not really look like a long yearling to me.
I agree^^^^
And if she is really only a year and a half.... I think she will be much taller than 14hh! She still has atleast 2.5 years of growing left. My 2 goin on 3 year old has shot up 4 inches in the last 6 months.
I also don't see arabian. I see paint with QH bloodlines. She doesnt have a dished face, the smaller legs, the refinment of an arabian. I think she is very stout looking... which makes it hard for me to believe a long yearling. I would get someone else to look at her teeth.
    11-23-2010, 01:04 PM
I think your vet's right about the age. She does look young like a long yearling, but apperence doesn't really mean anything. Agreed with Cowgirl above, I don't see arab. Just a typey face.
    11-23-2010, 01:10 PM
I don't see Arab at all. I see a fairly refined face, but it doesn't have any real Arabian characteristics.

Also, small feet are a QH trait, not an Arabian one. Arabians are bred to have big feet.
    11-23-2010, 01:18 PM
Probably QH/Paint/pinto of some kind. I don't see Arab. Many QHs are quite small and even many of the bigger ones, have horribly tiny feet. Teeth can lie too. Maybe have someone else look at the teeth. I tend to think she's older than a yearling. Very cute little girl though.

    11-23-2010, 01:32 PM
She does not have any of the characteristics of that young of a horse. Her face fits her body, she isn't leggy like a baby would be, she looks like she's filled out pretty nicely. I have my Arab in with 2 yearlings, and a 2 year old, and they all LOOK like babies, she doesn't. I had my vet even tell me that teeth are not all that accurate. They can get a rough gestimate, but its not very accurate due to different wear patterns in horses, the aging of teeth, diet all play a roll which makes it hard to be able to say with confidence that a horse is x age. I would have someone else look at her teeth, and maybe contact the old owner, see if you can get information on the person who she bought the horse from.

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