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    03-03-2013, 05:22 PM
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It does seem like she's grown! I wish I would have measured her when we first brought her here. The fact that she's literally almost twice as wide as she was when she came her makes her look 'bigger' too, which keeps throwing me off xD
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    03-03-2013, 05:28 PM
She looks like a real horse!!!!!!
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    03-03-2013, 05:45 PM
Green Broke
She's looking so good! The rice bran will do great things for her.
    03-03-2013, 11:04 PM
I love those ears.
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    03-03-2013, 11:25 PM
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So do I! They're just so gigantic and fuzzy (though she has lost the inner ear hair and dumbo-ish xD way too big for her body. They give her the 'cute' factor though. Usually at this point in a yearlings growth stage I almost want to hide them in a shed because they're so fugly, but she's just getting cuter and cuter!

Now that I say that, watch as she suddenly gets 5" butt high and developes an ewe neck ;)
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    03-03-2013, 11:58 PM
Haha that will probably happen when she starts having growth could get lucky and she grow slow and even grow till she is 8 friends mare finally topped out at 16.1 as a 8yo. She was supposed to be done at 6 and was 15.3 then and a perfect size. My friend kept feeling like she was having a harder and harder time getting on her over the next 2 years and through she was just getting old LOL. Turns out the horse was 2 inches taller as an 8 yo when she got measured again. Who knew! LOL Some of them grow and mature for a long time.
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    03-04-2013, 02:20 PM
She looks so good and yes I think she's growing alot from the first pics... you are doing an amazing job with this lady, she will be a great horse and you will be the one who stands out for the glory. I hope you can keep her though I feel the relationship between you two is going to be a bond that will prove both of you are not going to back down from anything.
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    03-04-2013, 04:42 PM
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Lol, Trinity that's amazing! Your friend now has an excuse for the fact that it was getting harder to mount xD we have a mare that was like that as well. She was super small as a 4 year old (14.1hh) even though she was never stunted or anything, and since she was a QH x ASB we just figured she got the shortness from her QH side and her gangly, narrowness from her ASB side. She was a total fluke under saddle, went psycho and pretty much tried to kill everyone that tried to tack her up- so we tossed her out in our pasture for a few years. We just brought her back this past summer though and I hardly recognized her O_o she's 7 now and darned if she isn't twice as wide and a good 5" tall than she was went we sent her out there! She's doing way better under saddle now too, no problems. I guess she was just telling us as a four year old that she was still growing and needed some time! LOL

Beemimom- aww, I wish so too. I keep scheming in my mind ways to keep her, but in my heart I know that I just can't. The absolute longest I would be able to keep her would probably be until I start college, which is only about 17 months away. Theres no way I can even support my miniature horse mare (as much as I hate to say it...she's my heart horse and it hurts to think I'll have to sell her) much less a growing baby while in college, since I'll be getting no financial support from my parents whatsoever. Kenzie would be about 2 3/4 years old at that point and probably still growing too, and I would probably have to move her to a stall boarding place, which I'd hate to do. I don't even want to do that to my mini mare, and she'd already be 6 1/2 by then. I'm just hoping and praying that the right person will come along to take her when the time comes for her to leave me, and that she'll get the life that she deserves. If she has that, I will be happy. Same for my mini mare, Sour. I think that me being selfish and keeping either one of them would only harm them in the long run. Either one of the occupations that I want will require a LOT of hard work on my part in college (especially with my disabilities) for anywhere from 5-8 years, and I wouldn't be able to give them the training or attention that they would need :/
    03-04-2013, 05:45 PM
Green Broke
You are doing so much for this filly-and still being realistic about your future. Yes, college will be rough and long, but in the end-hopefully a good job and the freedom to do what you want & in the ways that you want. You sound like a very sensible young lady and one that is willing to do the hard work of becoming a Good Person.
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    03-04-2013, 09:08 PM
Took a couple of days to finish reading it but wow! Poor girl! I really liked her when you first had her. It's so sad she was so neglected again! She is looking so much better, and I'm glad she is feeling better too.

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