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
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.
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