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post #1 of 17 Old 10-04-2010, 11:31 AM Thread Starter
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Finn - 2 weeks to 1.5 years - how he's grown!

Stole this thread idea from Plains Drifter and Smrobs - thanks ladies! I love the idea of a picture log of his growth, anyways. I've been keeping a written log of his measurements, but fun to put pictures in along the way.

So here's my Finn, from a little guy to a big guy! For those who don't already "know" him, Finn is my 3/4 Shire, 1/4 Paint colt, and he was 18 months old on the 1st of Oct.

2 weeks old (this was before he was shipped out here):



4-5 weeks old (before he came here):



2.5 months old, 10hh (yes Freyja was in dreadful shape back then, they had only been here 3 weeks at this point):



7 months, 13.2 hh:



8 months, 14 hh:



10 months, 14.2 hh:



1 year old!! 15 hh even:



13 months, 15 hh at the withers still, but his butt shot up :



14 months, 15.1 hh:



15 months, 15.2 hh:





And here is Finn this morning, at 18 months, 15.3 hh! (and sporting the roached look)








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He is looking a little butt high right now too, so he will probably be getting taller before you know it.

Love the roached look.
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Yep, love the roached look for him. Some horses can't pull it off, but he can.

Agree with Always; that boy's going to top out somewhere near 16.1/16.2 hands.
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lol...when he was a baby it almost looks like his head just comes out of his body! He looks really good. Can't wait for him to finish growing.

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He's such a cutie patootie! He's going to be quite the classy looking young man when he's fully grown!

Also, I like his mane! Lacey approves. Haha!

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Yes that's my thoughts as well. The string test put him at 18 hands, but I've never believed he will make that. I figured around 16.2-17 hands would be more accurate for him. And thanks, I like him roached too. He, Misty, and Claymore are all three roached right now - Claymore looks decent with it too, but it's not terribly attractive on Misty, poor girl. Lol



VelvetsAB, he's FINALLY starting to grow some neck, for the longest time he looked pretty bad with big body, big head, and practically no neck at all! I am thinking he will always be fairly short necked, but at least he DOES look capable of turning his head now lol



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Finn!! (((((HUGS))))) I love him. He looks so quiet and mellow. I love that you posted all the photos!! Its amazing to see how much he's grown. Feel free to ship him to me anytime now.

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I am learning how to drive. Can I have him as my driving horse? Please.
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He is so cute! I just love his face!
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Wallaby, thanks! Heehee told ya some of my kiddos were roached too! No one can wear it like Lacey though, she's got the look! Nanananana, na na na.....oh that Roxette song is intstantly in my head.

PD, his personality really is just like his pictures suggest. He is the most laid back and calm, easy, eager to please little guy. I hadn't loaded him in the trailer since he was about 6 months old, I took him over to practice loading again the other day, and he just walked right in without any hesitation. He will follow me anywhere or go anywhere I ask him - having him from so young, he's never been given a reason not to trust me. I can't wait to see how he turns out as a grown boy.

Always, he ground drives beautifully, but obviously I don't have a cart or harness and have never tried anything beyond that. I'd love to get him driving next spring though! But you are out of luck on this guy, he's my pride and joy, and this horse is one and I'll never be parting with!

Cori, thanks, I love his little booger-nose white spot.


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