So, my mom and I went to the Kiger Mustang adoption that took place in Burns, OR this weekend. We had our hearts set on a 2 yr bay colt... but he was bid way up to $3500. (This for an unhandled horse viewed only from a distance among several other horses and some pictures.)
We then took a gamble. We bought a yearling colt based almost entirely on the fact that he was leggier than most of the other yearlings and we want to see a bit more growth. It would be heavenly if he could achieve 15 hands or slightly above. Does that seem remotely likely being that he's 13.3 now and looking lanky?
Not to mention, there's the rest of his conformation to take into account. He looks pretty darn gangly now. It seems like he could use more bulk overall, but especially in his neck and hindquarters. What do you all think? Does this "ugly duckling" have the potential to transform into a swan? Tell me anything that strikes you about him, whether good, bad, or just interesting to think about. Thanks!!
Link to his pictures: https://www.blm.gov/adoptahorse/horse.php?horse_id=4574
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