Here's Rafe. He's my BelgianXQH that was born July of '09. We brought his Belgian Momma home and she was already bred by a QH stud.
This was taken the day he was born
Here, he was about 2 months old
Here, he was 5 months old and already in a full sized horse halter.
Here, he was just about a yearling. Surprisingly enough, this was his only really fugly stage.
Here he is at about 23 months.
And, here he was at about 26 months or so. It was taken after one of his first rides.
Then there was Taz. He was our oops baby. Our Percheron stud managed to crash a fence and got to our neighbor's breeding stock paint mare just before we had him gelded. The mare's owners, thankfully, weren't upset but just after the foal was born, their sitation changed with the husband passing away and the wife wanted to get out of horses. So, I agreed to take the foal and give it the best chance of life it would get.
He was maybe a month old here
I think he was just shy of 3 months here
Here he was at about 4 months, when his momma's milk dried up and I brought him home
Then here he was a 6-7 months. Poor little dinky thing
He was just over a year right here
Here he was at about 18 months, just after he was gelded and had surgery to fix his hernia (the date on the camera was wrong, it was december)
Here is a couple of weeks later, his very first experience with the saddle. I didn't work him with it on, it was cold and icy outside and I was bored so I just saddled him up to see how he'd take it, then I led him around the inside of the barn for a couple of minutes at a walk.
Then, here he is at about 21 months, when I could finally turn him out into the big pasture without Rafe trying to run him through the fence LOL. Here's a couple of pictures of both of them together as they are now