5 1/2 month old colt....what do you think of him?

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    01-03-2011, 11:02 PM
Green Broke
5 1/2 month old colt....what do you think of him?

Hi all,

My colt is 5 1/2 months old now and I really think he's starting to look like a little horse instead of a foal! What do you think of him conformationally? What breed to you think he looks like? (If you want to cheat, you can take a look at him when he was a wee lad in my "Horses" section). But take a guess before you peek.

I guess there is no big reason for me posting this, because he's mine irregardless, but I just got took some more recent pictures of him and I can't believe how much more mature he looks than even a month ago. It's like he's gone from baby to small adult overnight!

So what do you think? His future, if all goes as planned, will be to be my next trail horse in a few years, since my other two are getting some age on them.

According to the weight tape he weighs 545 and is 12.2 hands tall. Is that average for his age? He is my first foal and I don't know how quick to expect them to grow.

Anyway, here he is:
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    01-03-2011, 11:07 PM
Oh my goodness look at him covered in snow!! What a cute little man. He's going to be a heart breaker, for sure ;)
    01-03-2011, 11:11 PM
He is adorable!!!

Conformationally, it is hard to tell when they are young if they have good confo. Or not, but as of right now he looks really good. His topline is extremely level as well. I'm not sure about height/weight/age ratios, but he well on his way to becoming a nice yearling.

And for breed...Quarter horse?

EDIT* Dang it!!! Just looked at his profile for his breed. I was thinking that, but convinced myself he was a QH.
    01-03-2011, 11:14 PM
He's so cute!! Lookin' good for a baby :)
    01-03-2011, 11:16 PM
Green Broke
I knew had to have QH in him somewhere with that cute little head & big butt. He's so handsome.
    01-03-2011, 11:26 PM
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Is he Rocky Mt?
    01-04-2011, 08:37 AM
May I ask what happened to his off hind leg looks a bit swollen. My QH yearling colt currently is 14hh and weighs 330kg can't get more on him with all his up growth spurts may help out a bit. Babies shouldnt have a lot of weight on them till their knees fully close around 4 to 5 for QHs as it can mess up there legs and a lot of other things so I am quite happy with my fella's weight at the present. Not scrawny but not weighty either so as not to mess up anything. He wont even have a rider on him till 4, 4 1/2 untill his knees close fully and he wont have a saddle on him untill 3. Bit of an idea. It is a fashion to start horses earlier to get them into classes etc but I refuse to start any of mine untill their particular breeds knees fully close and that changes for every breed. Clydies shouldnt be ridden until 6 or 7.... Good luck its exciting having a baby on the block huh? :)
    01-04-2011, 09:48 AM
Its hard and un-fare to critique babies, but he looks like he'll be a looker. His right hind leg looks swollen?
    01-04-2011, 09:57 AM

I think he is a quater horse just the way he is bilt
    01-04-2011, 10:03 AM
I think he is a quater horse just by the way he is bilt

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