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        10-15-2012, 09:59 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Elana    
    Still butt high and more filled out. Stand by my original critique. Like the filling out.

    Thanks Elana! Do you think he is getting more filled out because he is walking around more, and getting more to eat than he was at the boarding barn? Because Im pretty sure he is getting less exercise here than he was there....
         
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        10-15-2012, 11:18 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    I agree, this is the best he's looked yet!

    That IS an almost level horse I see! And more muscular too!
         
        10-15-2012, 11:35 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
    I agree, this is the best he's looked yet!

    That IS an almost level horse I see! And more muscular too!
    Thank you!! I think so too, Ill be honest though, I've been obsessing over his weight, and how much he is getting to eat. He is actually on a really cheap grain right now....couldnt find what he was getting before so when I moved him to the house about 2months ago, I slowly switched him to a new feed, more hay throughout the day....and he isnt stalled at all anymore, and he seems to be enjoying life a lot more. Thanks again THR!!!
         
        10-16-2012, 10:29 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    He will thicken and grow more as he continues to mature. I have never, ever, ever seen a horse that did not grow from their 2 year old year to their 4 year old year. My bet is that he will be taller, thicker, and stronger next year, then slowly taper off - my mare grew a hand from the spring of her three year old year til the winter of her four year old year, and my bet is he'll level off completely as well.

    It's basically the difference between a 16/17 year old teenager and a 25 year old. HUGE difference. He's just not done growing yet anymore than a teenager is.

    Good food helps (obviously). Being out and walking in the pasture also helps her bone density. Keep the great care going - you are doing a fantastic job and he is super cute.
         
        10-16-2012, 10:34 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Ace80908    
    He will thicken and grow more as he continues to mature. I have never, ever, ever seen a horse that did not grow from their 2 year old year to their 4 year old year. My bet is that he will be taller, thicker, and stronger next year, then slowly taper off - my mare grew a hand from the spring of her three year old year til the winter of her four year old year, and my bet is he'll level off completely as well.

    It's basically the difference between a 16/17 year old teenager and a 25 year old. HUGE difference. He's just not done growing yet anymore than a teenager is.

    Good food helps (obviously). Being out and walking in the pasture also helps her bone density. Keep the great care going - you are doing a fantastic job and he is super cute.

    Thank you! I think he's going to look pretty decent when he's mature. Considering what he looked like when I bought him, any improvement is a plus! But honestly, I love the way he has matured thus far. Not saying he is anywhere close to perfect, or ideal, but what horse is? And he works for me, so....:)

    As for him growing, Im guesstamating him at 15.1hh or so. I know he is def 15hh, as that's what he was quite a few months ago. Funny thing is, when we were trying to figured out how tall he'd get, my vet, farrier, and fellow barn members didnt think he'd get any taller than 15.3hh....we'll just have to wait and see
         
        10-16-2012, 10:47 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Growing horses go butt high until the rest catches up, I have seen it over and over again. You should start to see that slow down a bit now. He has a very nice build and looks well taken care of. Is he reining or cutting bred?
         
        10-16-2012, 10:55 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Spotted    
    Growing horses go butt high until the rest catches up, I have seen it over and over again. You should start to see that slow down a bit now. He has a very nice build and looks well taken care of. Is he reining or cutting bred?

    It sure has slowed down!! As he was growing up, it was constant, but honestly since he turned 2 it has slowed down quite a bit, even more so now that he is past that 2.5year mark.....thanks so much Spotted!


    And to answer your question....as far as I know he is neither....breeder bred him for barrels, lol.....got the speed(well was supposed to) from his TB side, and his looks, and intelligence from his Paints/QH's side.....here is his bloodlines

    Rodeo Time Paint
         
        01-13-2013, 01:12 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    3months later....just 3months short of his 3rd bday!



    All shaggy in his winter coat!
         
        01-13-2013, 01:20 PM
      #19
    Trained
    Is it sad that when you said "All shaggy in his winter coat" and then I saw him, my first thought was "That looks like Aires' summer coat!"? ROFL!

    He's looking good! You know where his faults lie, so no critique I can give. He's a horse now, not an awkward baby! Lol
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        01-13-2013, 02:42 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
    Is it sad that when you said "All shaggy in his winter coat" and then I saw him, my first thought was "That looks like Aires' summer coat!"? ROFL!

    He's looking good! You know where his faults lie, so no critique I can give. He's a horse now, not an awkward baby! Lol
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    Hahahah that's too funny!!! How is Aires doing nowadays? Havent heard, or seen much about him, but then again, havent been on too much so.

    But yeah, at this point Im fully aware of his faults, just like to show people updates, and that as fugly as he was, he's usable
         

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