Originally Posted by tinyliny
That Wild Child is all legs!
And, I , too, think Bravo is yummy!
Those lanky legs are actually a big part of why we chose this particular wild child from among the bunch. Most of the horses from Aurelio's herd average the mid 14 hand range; in our ideal world, we like a horse that's about 15.0-15.2 hh. Most of the yearling colts were about 13 hands, but among the ones we liked best Aurelio appeared to be the most "leggy"... so he's the guy we went for.
So far so good. When he was rounded up, he was estimated to be around 13.1 hh. Now as a 2 yr old, he's roughly 14.1 hh -- I think the odds are fair that he'll make it to 15.0 hh at least. Even if he is a smidge under, I'll be perfectly and blissfully happy with him, of this I am certain.
There's more to the story of how we chose him, but I'm trying to keep it brief so you don't wind up reading an essay.