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SystemFreak 12-01-2011 06:47 PM

guess his age?
 
This is Sport. I was told he was 8 years old when I bought him, however in another forum I have people telling me there is no way he is only 8 and he looks to be at least 12. Your thoughts and opinions?
(he is the white horse)

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...ak92/horse.jpg

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...92/budsour.jpg

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...budsour2-1.jpg

http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...2/budsour3.jpg

SystemFreak 12-01-2011 06:53 PM

bump. =]

palominolover 12-01-2011 07:31 PM

Ermm.. The only real way you can tell a horses age is by their teeth, you can't just randomly guess by looking at the horse.

SystemFreak 12-01-2011 07:35 PM

The people on the other forum said there's no way he's 8 because of his coloring, which didn't make sense to me. I will have a vet check his teeth, but just wanted to know opinions in the meantime

palominolover 12-01-2011 07:37 PM

Colouring does not really matter.. Each grey horse changes colour differently it doesn't determine their age =) We need pictures of his teeth if we actually wanted to make an educated guess.

Snizard93 12-01-2011 07:38 PM

Like others have already said, the only true way to age a horse is via the chompers! :lol:

waresbear 12-01-2011 07:42 PM

He looks older than 8 to me, he's more mature, I'd say maybe late teens or older. However I am just going by appearance, only way to check is by teeth. Reason I am thinking he is older is because of the indents over his eyes. Usually this indicates an older horse and he is not as tight as an 8 yr old. However there are younger & older horses that'll fool ya.

blue eyed pony 12-02-2011 06:59 AM

That colour thing is rubbish! I had a white-grey Welsh gelding that was six when we got him and totally completely white all over, and I have seen a two-year-old grey that was totally white! On the opposite spectrum I have seen a 16-year-old grey that was gorgeous and dapple-y. Every grey horse greys at a different speed.

I don't think the age estimate is that off actually, he looks like a horse between 8-12 to me. My horse is mid-teens and the indents above his eyes are SO deep, it's a mission to get the clippers in there to clip his face.

Only way to be sure is to have a certified equine dentist look at his teeth IMO.

Cowgirls Boots 12-02-2011 07:35 AM

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Originally Posted by waresbear (Post 1251054)
He looks older than 8 to me, he's more mature, I'd say maybe late teens or older. However I am just going by appearance, only way to check is by teeth. Reason I am thinking he is older is because of the indents over his eyes. Usually this indicates an older horse and he is not as tight as an 8 yr old. However there are younger & older horses that'll fool ya.

My horse has huge indents above his eyes and he's only 6.

GhostwindAppaloosa 12-02-2011 08:15 AM

front and side view of his teeth?


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