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post #1 of 8 Old 02-17-2009, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Awhhs, my little boy is finally growing up.

Feb. 28th is Costa's big day. He's going to my stable, and will likely be started with lunging around the 5th and probably undersaddle towards the end of March.
I sticked him today. He's just a smidge under 16.1hh, and still butt high, so my hopes of him making 16.2hh don't seem totally unfounded.
But as March approaches, so much to do, so little time! He needs a new halter (having officially grown out of his "horse size" he now needs an upgrade to a warmblood size), a bit to be started in (thinking of doing a french link snaffle) and a decent turnout sheet, as the one he has now barely covers his butt. In addition, he requires a coggins test, his teeth done, his passport completed and signed, and his feet done all before March.
My little boy is growing up :( And just like any mom, I have mixed emotions.
He's gone from this:

To this:


And it doesn't seem so long ago, either.
My only hope now is that he is as calm and sweet undersaddle as he has been on the ground, and that we have many years of growing together.

Yay Costa!
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-18-2009, 07:05 PM
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Don't they grow up fast!!

He was a little cutie and has grown into a handsome young man. How old is he now?

I'm sure he will be awsome under saddle. You'll have to keep us posted.

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They do grow up fast! I remember when my boy was 5 months old and now.....HES TWO!!! Went by way too fast and now he is being ground driven and starting his training and will be started under saddle next fall. Beautiful boy you have there by the way!!!
What breed is he????????
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post #4 of 8 Old 02-18-2009, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Don't they grow up fast!!

He was a little cutie and has grown into a handsome young man. How old is he now?

I'm sure he will be awsome under saddle. You'll have to keep us posted.

I hope so!
He'll be turning 4 in June-so a little bit of a late started, but he was getting to thick and growing, that I figured a little extra time wouldn't hurt :)
He's a holsteiner
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post #5 of 8 Old 02-18-2009, 10:25 PM
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Awww, he's a beauty! Is it just the lighting of the picture that makes him look so dark or did his colour change?

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post #6 of 8 Old 02-19-2009, 01:30 AM
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Wow, he sure has grown!! Now he's gotta fill out and match that head ;) (gotta love the awkward stages!! *sigh*)

I have a question for ya if you don't mind... why passport a 4 year old that's just being started? I only got my passport when I was looking to show rated shows with my horses, so I'm curious as to why someone would opt to get a passport for a young horse that's just being started? Unless of course you're planning on showing big right off the bat.


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Wow, he sure has grown!! Now he's gotta fill out and match that head ;) (gotta love the awkward stages!! *sigh*)

I have a question for ya if you don't mind... why passport a 4 year old that's just being started? I only got my passport when I was looking to show rated shows with my horses, so I'm curious as to why someone would opt to get a passport for a young horse that's just being started? Unless of course you're planning on showing big right off the bat.
Sky- I can't help but ask the same question when we were just talking about that just a few weeks ago. The purpose of the passport was for showing, so why relate it to the move to the barn??
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Wow, he sure has grown!! Now he's gotta fill out and match that head ;) (gotta love the awkward stages!! *sigh*)

I have a question for ya if you don't mind... why passport a 4 year old that's just being started? I only got my passport when I was looking to show rated shows with my horses, so I'm curious as to why someone would opt to get a passport for a young horse that's just being started? Unless of course you're planning on showing big right off the bat.
hehe, because im taking him to a show in april (probably just to look around) but they require a passport now because of Equine Canada's new rules, so I figure if the vet is out anyways, I might as well have him sign it instead of calling him out a second time and paying the vet call fee for that as well.


And no Jubilee, his color did change quite a bit. For the longest time, he was quite chestnuty in appearance. It wasnt until he hit about a year that he started going darker
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