So we (my boss and I) bought Boomer back in December, a fugly 4 year old thoroughbred x gelding that had a bad start to life. The girl who had him before us saved him from some pretty bad conditions. When we went to see him he was fat (massive hay belly) and his coat was gross and dirty (winter = no bath) and his hooves were flaring and were all out of balance. So we bring him home and start working with him and figure, he's more like 3 turning 4. Well we get the dentist out and she said that 'he was definitely not even close to 4, and that he would likely be turning 3 this year'.
I don't understand how you can tell someone a horse is 4, when it is actually 2! We still would have brought him home, but we would have let him sit until the spring! Poor Boomy...
This is a couple weeks after we got him; he was put on a diet and got some vitamins (he didnt even know how to eat carrots!)
And this is him now:
He's not as butt high now, and he is starting to fill out a bit