Mario is a 3 year old Gypsy Horse X Haflinger cross. He is about 14 hands high, not higher than that. My best guess was that he was not properly maintained in his youth because he lacks.. a lot. His sire and dame were both bulkier than he is now. I doubt he'll bulk up much... seems he is pretty narrow. His two year old sister is heftier than him.
This is not the way he normally holds his head. My husband was holding him a little too tight. Non-horsey people... And I'm aware he is still a little on the thin side. We've only had him for a few weeks now. I think he looks a lot better than what he did when he first got here. Oh... and we plan to use him as a trail horse.. possibly to pull a cart. We are waiting until the weather cools off to geld him. So, yes, he is currently a stallion. No, he does not act like one at all. In fact he's the sweetest horse out of all five. And NO I don't want to keep him as a stud. Ick...
Not sure why I'm posting this one...he's not even and neither is the ground
Picture from a few weeks ago.
He's got a huge head.
Narrow! Yes his hooves need trimmed. Farrier coming on the 12th.
Not sure if this is how he naturally stands : /