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post #11 of 23 Old 01-03-2013, 03:56 PM
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I hate the way TBs are aged. If we actually used their aging scale, our 18 month old colt would be a two year old and ready to be backed in the spring and raced not long after that!

And wouldn't that make our 14 month old filly (born in November 2011) a 'two year old' also, or would they just bump her back and call her a one year old? It would be terrible if they started riding her as a 16 or 17 month old O_o

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post #12 of 23 Old 01-03-2013, 04:05 PM
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We tend to use January 1st, although pretty ambiguously. There are only a few birthdays we know for sure, and most horses up here are born around May, maybe we should change it to May 1st...
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post #13 of 23 Old 01-03-2013, 04:16 PM
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I always go by their actual birth dates.Makes sense to me,since that is truly their birthday..
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post #14 of 23 Old 01-03-2013, 04:39 PM
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Mine is kind of silly. He's a Quarter Horse, but he isn't registered, so I don't go by AQHA. I also have no idea when his birthday is, so I adopted his birthday as March 17, St. Patrick's Day, because his name is Shamrock. Haha. He'll turn 8 then.
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post #15 of 23 Old 01-03-2013, 04:45 PM
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I was told my horse's birthday was the same as the previous owner's birthday (March 18) when I got him so I've been using that date since I've had him.

But I recently found out by my dentist that it's highly likely that he's 24 rather than 18, which means he was not 14 when I got him 4.5 years ago.. So maybe I should just go by Jan 1st and say he's 25 now... lol
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post #16 of 23 Old 01-03-2013, 05:04 PM
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I go by my mare's actual birthdates - Star's is March 18, and Laney's is May 21. Geesh! They'll be 22 and 20 this spring! :)
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post #17 of 23 Old 01-03-2013, 05:12 PM
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I go by birth dates. They are a year older when they are a year older! For the grade horses, I call them their age April 1st, assuming its a close enough bet.
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post #18 of 23 Old 01-03-2013, 06:20 PM
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I go by the actual birth date, since I know it for my horse.
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post #19 of 23 Old 01-03-2013, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TheAQHAGirl View Post
My horse goes by her birthday. Which really isn't far because her birthday is January 21st. Lol.

But, yes, many people's horses go by the 1st of January. Especially racers.

Aw! Drifter and your girl share a birthday! 'How old is she turning this year? Drifter will be 8!
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post #20 of 23 Old 01-04-2013, 01:27 AM
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According to the JC my boy is 24 but he won't actually be 24 until May 20th.

Because I know his actual birthdate I go by that.
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