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post #1 of 18 Old 12-01-2011, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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guess his age?

This is Sport. I was told he was 8 years old when I bought him, however in another forum I have people telling me there is no way he is only 8 and he looks to be at least 12. Your thoughts and opinions?
(he is the white horse)







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post #2 of 18 Old 12-01-2011, 05:53 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 18 Old 12-01-2011, 06:31 PM
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Ermm.. The only real way you can tell a horses age is by their teeth, you can't just randomly guess by looking at the horse.
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post #4 of 18 Old 12-01-2011, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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The people on the other forum said there's no way he's 8 because of his coloring, which didn't make sense to me. I will have a vet check his teeth, but just wanted to know opinions in the meantime
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Colouring does not really matter.. Each grey horse changes colour differently it doesn't determine their age =) We need pictures of his teeth if we actually wanted to make an educated guess.
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post #6 of 18 Old 12-01-2011, 06:38 PM
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Like others have already said, the only true way to age a horse is via the chompers!
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post #7 of 18 Old 12-01-2011, 06:42 PM
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He looks older than 8 to me, he's more mature, I'd say maybe late teens or older. However I am just going by appearance, only way to check is by teeth. Reason I am thinking he is older is because of the indents over his eyes. Usually this indicates an older horse and he is not as tight as an 8 yr old. However there are younger & older horses that'll fool ya.
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post #8 of 18 Old 12-02-2011, 05:59 AM
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That colour thing is rubbish! I had a white-grey Welsh gelding that was six when we got him and totally completely white all over, and I have seen a two-year-old grey that was totally white! On the opposite spectrum I have seen a 16-year-old grey that was gorgeous and dapple-y. Every grey horse greys at a different speed.

I don't think the age estimate is that off actually, he looks like a horse between 8-12 to me. My horse is mid-teens and the indents above his eyes are SO deep, it's a mission to get the clippers in there to clip his face.

Only way to be sure is to have a certified equine dentist look at his teeth IMO.
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post #9 of 18 Old 12-02-2011, 06:35 AM
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He looks older than 8 to me, he's more mature, I'd say maybe late teens or older. However I am just going by appearance, only way to check is by teeth. Reason I am thinking he is older is because of the indents over his eyes. Usually this indicates an older horse and he is not as tight as an 8 yr old. However there are younger & older horses that'll fool ya.
My horse has huge indents above his eyes and he's only 6.


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post #10 of 18 Old 12-02-2011, 07:15 AM
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front and side view of his teeth?
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