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post #11 of 17 Old 02-08-2012, 11:51 PM
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Oh, I know your size, and I stand by my statement. He'll carry you and all your tack and your 3 best friends as if you weighed no more than a feather .

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post #12 of 17 Old 02-09-2012, 12:03 AM
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I just love Zane. If you ever decide you don't want him/get too sick of him, just send him to me and Lacey, ok?

He just probably got that warped cannon because he would have been too perfect otherwise. Lol!

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post #13 of 17 Old 02-09-2012, 09:03 AM
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Thank you! I think his leg is looking tons better! I even had a trainer out to help me with groundwork a few days ago and he really liked Zane's conformation and never mentioned the leg. So I think it's a lot less noticeable than it used to be.

I think there is some variance in the weight tapes. I had an old, old weight tape a friend gave me. It was actually a promotional item from Shell- the oil company- for an obsolete horse dewormer. It weighed him significantly less. I am using a Purina weight tape now and pull it snug. I figure Purina has studied horse nutrition and weight more than Shell has.

To get his height, I use a regular tape measure and a level at his withers. It's still a bit hard because the ground is uneven. Zane is 14.3 conservatively. But the trainer remarked that he was 15 hands, and sure enough, measuring him I do get 15 hands (60 inches I believe) on some measurements. And some measurements he is around 59 inches (14.3). So it's really hard to tell down to the exact inch.

Anyway, I think he's looking more and more like a Quarter Horse. For a long while I thought he would be built like a Thoroughbred.

I love Rodeo! I wish Zane went along with everything as easily as Rodeo does!
Id say thats what it is, it seems like a pretty cheap weigh tape too. Ill get anywhere from 14.1-14.3....so who knows. Rodeo's butt has always been at least 1-2in higher than his withers, although he seems to be somewhat catching up...as for Rodeo going along with things easily....he has his days!! lol
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He's looking really good! The positive changes in that leg are fantastic, I had to go back and look at his little guy pics to compare, wow!

He looks like he's going to be one sturdy guy. I really like the angle of his shoulder, his back to underline ratio is nice, and he has solid legs with great pastern length/angle. I LOVE his head, kind eye, refined muzzle and love his ears.

I agree with robs, I've no doubt he will carry you just fine...and all the gear you could possibly want to strap on him :)

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Thank you guys for all your comments!
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very cute.....i do not like his neck, but everything else is looking good....I think he will grow out of the butt high, he still has some growing to do.
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post #17 of 17 Old 02-13-2012, 02:38 AM Thread Starter
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very cute.....i do not like his neck, but everything else is looking good....I think he will grow out of the butt high, he still has some growing to do.
Yeah, at first I though, wow, he has a great neck for a yearling. And now that he's gotten older I'm wondering if it is going to be short and thick. But he did rub out his mane last summer and the mohawk makes his neck look even thicker. So part of that might be optical illusion.

Even so, I would rather have his neck short and thick than ewe necked. So I would rather this extreme than the other one.
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