Oh, wow. He is absolutely gorgeous. Other than cow hocks and being slightly butt high, he is stunning. Man. Haha. He looks to have Arab in him, if not purebred; Is he?? (Sorry, the link doesn't work on this computer...). Great job with him. He looks like a real lover. =)
Yes he is 75% arab. On his dams side (which is a purebred line) one of his great grand daddies is Amir El Shklan, imported from england, and is an Australian champion with an amazing show history.
The other great grand daddy is *Simeon Shai+, an Australian bred horse who was exported to the United States. He has competed and won at top shows all over the world, and he is the first arabian stallion ever to take out the triple crown title and the world championship title. And he did it all within less than one year!!
Im so proud of my baby, everything he is learning, and his heritage!
Yeah I picked up on the high croup and cow hocks as well. I am working on his muscles, he was broken 6 or 8 months ago but due to work commitments he only ever had quick light workouts up until recently.
This is him when we got him. His vet had told us that if he had stayed with the guy, he would have had maybe 2 weeks left. -
A couple weeks later
Month and a half later
In between the month timeframe between these last 2 pictures, he developed ringworm and lost every bit of hair on his body except for mane and tail. His vet said it is very common for horses with a weak immune system, which was due to the condition he had been in. It happened just as we were coming out of wintr tho, and his coat came back fantastic.