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        09-27-2011, 05:27 PM
      #11
    Trained
    LOL, there's a reason old breeders say, "Look at them at 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months and then not again until 3 years.". He's just looking growthy, I don't see a roached back at all. His neck looks pretty long so it follows that you'd probably have a bit of a long back.

    I have a 2 year old filly who, at 1 year gave new definition to the "yearling uglies". I've never had a horse I wanted to hide so bad in my whole life. She was AWFUL and now at 2 she's turning back into the beautiful girl I saw when she was first born. Thank GOD!
         
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        09-27-2011, 07:40 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by haleylvsshammy    
    He sure is going through a wonky phase, isn't he? Don't worry so much, I have a little guy that will be 2 1/2 in November and I got him when he was 18 months. You should see how wonky he looked then (GIANT head, tiny little neck, butt high, etc) and see how he looks now. It's a complete 180! He actually looks like a horse now! So he'll grow into himself, and then you'll look back at these pictures and be say "I was so worried he's end up all gangly, but look at him now"!
    Hahha, he sure is!! He went through one a few months ago, and started to level out a little bit, and now he's butt high again!!! I was hoping he was done with the ugly yearling stage, but nope, not yet :( But, yes, Im looking forward to comparing pics from him of now, and from the future. Thanks for the reply!

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    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
    LOL, there's a reason old breeders say, "Look at them at 3 days, 3 weeks, 3 months and then not again until 3 years.". He's just looking growthy, I don't see a roached back at all. His neck looks pretty long so it follows that you'd probably have a bit of a long back.

    I have a 2 year old filly who, at 1 year gave new definition to the "yearling uglies". I've never had a horse I wanted to hide so bad in my whole life. She was AWFUL and now at 2 she's turning back into the beautiful girl I saw when she was first born. Thank GOD!
    Hah, that's a great saying!! Maybe Ill just stick to that! LOL....His neck is actually pretty short, it looks long at times, and at others it looks very short....would love to see some before and after pics of your mare!

    THanks for all your replies!!!
         
        09-27-2011, 10:43 PM
      #13
    Showing
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    Originally Posted by csimkunas6    
    Thanks smrobs....like I said in my other reply, I think you guys are right saying that it might appear to be that way with him being so butt high. LOL, he is going through a funky one right now though!!! Was Rafe up and down like this, or did he stay pretty level? I know he looks great now! How old is he know?
    Rafe is 26 months now. I was very fortunate, he never went through a really wonky stage like we see in most colts. He would get a little downhill and then level out, then a little downhill and ribby, then fatten up and level out. Thanks to his momma, he has never lacked for bulk in his neck/shoulders/hips LOL.
         
        09-28-2011, 08:08 AM
      #14
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Rafe is 26 months now. I was very fortunate, he never went through a really wonky stage like we see in most colts. He would get a little downhill and then level out, then a little downhill and ribby, then fatten up and level out. Thanks to his momma, he has never lacked for bulk in his neck/shoulders/hips LOL.
    Wow!! He's 26months already?! He looks pretty level from the pics I've seen of him recently...hah, but yeah, I figured he never really lacked the bulk. Lol....gotta love the drafties!!!
         
        09-28-2011, 10:24 AM
      #15
    Green Broke
    "A horse born uneven will stay uneven for the rest of their life"

    He is really cute but very downhill. I love his face
         
        09-28-2011, 11:16 AM
      #16
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by .Delete.    
    "A horse born uneven will stay uneven for the rest of their life"

    He is really cute but very downhill. I love his face
    I agree, he is quite downhill right now. Im not expecting him to level out completely, but I would like to see him level out to where its not as noticeable as it is now, so we'll see :)

    Thank you! I love his face as well!
         
        09-28-2011, 02:49 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Rafe is 26 months now. I was very fortunate, he never went through a really wonky stage like we see in most colts. He would get a little downhill and then level out, then a little downhill and ribby, then fatten up and level out. Thanks to his momma, he has never lacked for bulk in his neck/shoulders/hips LOL.
    Rafe is the same age as Aires, then! Aires was born in May, which would make him almost 27 months (he was born May 7th). I didn't realize how close in age they are!
         
        09-28-2011, 08:09 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    ^^Neither did I Drafty!!!!
         

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