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    12-18-2009, 08:30 AM
  #1
Showing
5 months old and I'm starting to worry!!

So Rafe turned 5 months old on the 16th. I finally remembered to stick him while I was out there and he is officially 13.2 hh tall. I am starting to really worry that he is going to be too big to use . I guess I will just have to wait and see.

Just for referance, here is a pic of him in his halter the first time I put it on him (he was a little more than a month old).



And now, here he is yesterday in the same halter . It is in the last hole and I could hardly get it on him. The nose is way too small for his big honkin' head.






I managed to catch him snoozing too.






So now he has graduated to a full size horse halter since that is all we have.








     
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    12-18-2009, 08:49 AM
  #2
Lis
Yearling
Looks like he's going to be reaching 17hh+.
Very cute, what breed is he?
     
    12-18-2009, 08:53 AM
  #3
Showing
He is a Belgian x Quarter Horse. I was really hoping that with his Daddy being a regular sized horse, he wouldn't get so big. I was really wanting about 16 or 16.1. Maybe I just better get used to bigger LOL.
     
    12-18-2009, 08:56 AM
  #4
Lis
Yearling
He's a lovely chunky monkey, I might have to come and steal him away. It will be interesting to see how big he gets.
     
    12-18-2009, 09:49 AM
  #5
Started
He looks like the size of my 10 month old. He just graduated to a yearling halter. He's a qh mix, his daddy was about 14 something, 15 something.

Could he be growing too fast? Racehorses get fed alot of feed early on so they grown faster and are bigger so they can be raced so early.
     
    12-18-2009, 09:59 AM
  #6
Foal
He's a beauty... And I think he's already almost the size of my palomino lol...
     
    12-18-2009, 10:56 AM
  #7
Showing
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Originally Posted by sillybunny11486    
He looks like the size of my 10 month old. He just graduated to a yearling halter. He's a qh mix, his daddy was about 14 something, 15 something.

Could he be growing too fast? Racehorses get fed alot of feed early on so they grown faster and are bigger so they can be raced so early.

It seems to me like he could be growing too fast, but I am not feeding him anything special. He is still with momma and he has access to the alfalfa that she is being fed but nothing else. I think maybe it seems that way to me because I have never really been around babies much; let alone half draft babies. LOL.
     
    12-18-2009, 11:05 AM
  #8
Started
I would talk to your vet. Maybe you should think about weaning him soon, he'll be a horse in a few more inches.
     
    12-18-2009, 11:10 AM
  #9
Teen Forum Moderator
Oh my goodness. O.o He's only 2 inches shorter than Lacey. O.o O.o O.o

But he's adorable! =D
     
    12-18-2009, 11:21 AM
  #10
Showing
Yeah, I plan to wean him at 6 months anyway. Though I don't know how I am going to do it short of locking him in a stall, he is a little houdini. I can't even keep him in a pen of 5 foot pipe panels. LOL.
     

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