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post #1 of 8 Old 03-09-2011, 12:42 AM Thread Starter
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He's not really a 'Squeaker' anymore

Heres a quick backstory:

One fine day, when love was in the air. An eight month old Missouri Fox Trotter colt got a little fancy with a sweet little yearling Tennessee Walking Horse filly. The colt was a pretty black going gray at a reasonable rate. The filly was a black and white Tobiano, with a dainty dished face. Both fine, papered stock.

Eleven months later, surprise! A sweet little black and white colt came to be, all legs and spunky. Like his mother, he was all about people, and being around people, and standing by people, and following people. A sweet darling of a colt.

Having been wanting a foal, particularly a black and white Tobiano, I was rather smitten by the youngster. I inquired on him and seriously put to thought purchasing the little bundle of joy.

Some time passed, and it was a while until I could visit again. In this time he had grown into an adorable little yearling, full of joy and rainbows. I looked him over, haltered and lead him, picked up his feet and evaluated his conformation. He has a pretty head, broad between the eyes, good straight legs, and will most certainly be rather tall.

A month or two passed again, and it came time to geld the spunky youngster. The procedure went without a hitch and he happily chowed his dinner down.

Again, time passed, and winter did it's time.

March came to be and I finally went to visit my dear little gelding, now a just-turned-two year old.
Dubbed 'Squeaker', for his little size and squeaky whinny. I knew he would be tall, but I didn't think he would put on a great deal of mass.

Well, he's certainly not a Squeaker anymore!

Not only did his grow (standing at LEAST 14hh, if not 14.2hh), he's massive. His legs are thick boned, with short, strong cannons. His hip is huge, and his overall size is mind boggling. He's not just going to be tall, he's going to be a behemoth.

Naturally, I dragged my dad over, introduced him to his New and Future Mount and he in turn inquired.

".... what on earth did you buy?!"

I have no idea what I'm going to call him now!
I have a (bad) picture of his dam, none of his sire but I'll try to get some. I'll snare some of his granddam on his sire's side as well. Snag his grandsires name (on his dams side) and perhaps get a picture of him as well. I got to find out where this size and height comes from, it's almost unnatural.

This is his dam, you really can't appreciate her pretty head. I gotta ask why she has that halter on next time I'm out, she's such a darling I wouldn't know why they keep her haltered.
Anyways! Guessing her to be around 15hh, would have matured around 15.2 (guessing) if she hadn't gotten preggers:

And his grandsire (15hh) on his sire's side (Loki and Red's sire):

And Former-Squeaker himself, at about a year and three months. I could EASILY lean over him then. Now I'm barely a head above his withers, in boots. I stand 5'5.

Wait! I'll fix it....

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And did I mention he likes to do the giraffe thing? When he looks at something, his head goes up like an elevator.

If he doesn't mature out at least 16hh, I will eat my socks.

Wait! I'll fix it....
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super cute!
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-09-2011, 02:04 AM
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hes a cutie, what are you going to call him now then?
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hes a cutie, what are you going to call him now then?
I have no idea!

And he's so calm about everything! He just doesn't spook, act up, kick, etc. His first tying lesson since half past forever involved tying him, then spending a moment explaining that he is in fact tied, and that was it. He picks up all four of his feet calmly (needs some work on balancing). He's certainly smart, just so...weirdly mellow for his age.

He needs some help with leading, he leads, he just doesn't understand the concept of 'You horse are much larger, and henceforth you must be patient when leading". He has a slight space-invasion problem, but it's a 'hasn't been taught' kinda problem.

I was brushing out his mane and he kept doing this really strange thing. He would lower his neck, stretch it out, then his head kept tilting to one side or the other. At first I thought "Oh god, he has some brain issue "

Nope. Apparently the brush was scratching along his shoulder line, and he absolutely loved it. He's all about getting rubs and scratches, even more then Divo, who adores getting his butt itched for him.

I have seriously considered the name "Thor" (hehe), but if he was a battle horse, he'd just be wandering around, nibbling grass, dozing off, watching all the commotion, instead of wielding some mighty horse-hammer.

Wait! I'll fix it....
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-11-2011, 12:31 AM
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If you're looking for a name for him, how about Zen? Or Yin Yang, because of his coloring? You said he is super mellow and these popped into my head. He is very handsome by the way.
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Awh, loved the story!

I like the name Zen for him. Mind you, if it were me i'd continue to call him squeaker and enjoy the irony. When I was younger I was getting a soft toy sheep, and they sold them in all different sizes from very small to really quite big. I got the biggest one they had and named it 'Tiny'. So really, i'm probably not the best person to ask!

He looks lovely though, Lucky you!
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-13-2011, 08:52 PM
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I like Squeaker, even though it no longer fits him! But Zen is good to
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