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post #1 of 45 Old 08-21-2011, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Does he have "Mutton Withers"?

I was looking a picture of Rodeo today, and I've always noticed him being downhill, but with him being so young, Im figuring(and hoping) that he'll grow out of it for the most part. But I was looking at a yearling earlier, and noticed how Rodeo doesnt really seem to have any withers....does he have "mutton withers"? And if he does right now, will his withers grow, and become more pronounced?








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If you need better pictures, let me know....out of all 200+ pics, I should have at least one that has the right angle :)
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You know, I honestly don't know, but I did ask the same question to the guy that used to own my mare and bred her to his QH stallion, and he said it take a while for them to grow withers. So I don't know how accurate that is, but it kind of makes sense, because I really haven't seen very many yearlings (at least stock horse types) that have withers at their age. So I am still holding out hope with my guy too!

I remember you posting photos of him way back when and it is neat to see how they grow!

How tall to you reckon Rodeo is now? My guy makes about 14 - 14.1 hands. I am also hoping the withers eventually catch up to the butt!
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You know, I honestly don't know, but I did ask the same question to the guy that used to own my mare and bred her to his QH stallion, and he said it take a while for them to grow withers. So I don't know how accurate that is, but it kind of makes sense, because I really haven't seen very many yearlings (at least stock horse types) that have withers at their age. So I am still holding out hope with my guy too!

I remember you posting photos of him way back when and it is neat to see how they grow!

How tall to you reckon Rodeo is now? My guy makes about 14 - 14.1 hands. I am also hoping the withers eventually catch up to the butt!
Thanks trailhorserider!!! I was hoping the 1/2 TB he is would give him some withers, but as of yet, he really doesnt have any, thanks for that info though! It is very neat isnt it!!! Im planning on taking pictures of him as he grows even more, and then making a thread from when I first got him to his age when I post them, just to compare the differences!

As far as how tall he is, the last time I measured him was 7/7/2011, and he measured right at 14hh. And, of course, that was about a month and a half or so ago, so Im sure he's grown a bit since I moved to NC, which was at the beginning of the month. But yes, I too am hoping his withers catch to his butt!!! LOL
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His withers will catch up with his butt and then he'll go the other way and his withers will be higher than his butt. Aires was extremely butt-high when I got him almost three months ago. He's since hit a growth spurt and he's pretty much even, but I don't expect that to last much longer. He's about 15.2hh at the moment (maybe even 15.3hh with as much as he's grown).

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His withers will catch up with his butt and then he'll go the other way and his withers will be higher than his butt. Aires was extremely butt-high when I got him almost three months ago. He's since hit a growth spurt and he's pretty much even, but I don't expect that to last much longer. He's about 15.2hh at the moment (maybe even 15.3hh with as much as he's grown).
Thanks DraftyAiresMum!!! Wow! 15.2 or 15.3 already!!? Sounds like he's grown a good bit!!! I get to go see him at the end of this week....first time in a month, and Im so excited! I've heard he went through a growth spurt, and still is last I talked to the BO, so we'll see!! Thanks again! :)
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We were going to go on a trail ride with a friend who trailered in on Friday and Aires made her 15.1hh quarab gelding look tiny (which is quite a feat since Tam, the quarab, is fat lol).

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We were going to go on a trail ride with a friend who trailered in on Friday and Aires made her 15.1hh quarab gelding look tiny (which is quite a feat since Tam, the quarab, is fat lol).
Wow!! Really!! Sounds like he is a big boy then! Would love to see some more pics of him :)
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He's still a baby, they will come in time Here's my bay yearling filly Pella, she's the same way. (she's hanging out with my old bossy butt Jana)

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Thanks MHFondation Quarters!!! Makes me feel better!!! I think my problem is, I look at yearling, and warmblood yearlings, and they all look so, I don't know, developed, and so complete! Thanks again
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