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demonwolfmoon 10-29-2013 09:01 PM

Fat &Sassy QH/Percheron Cross Filly 2.5
 
It's been a long time since I got some updated opinions on Kiera. As per the title, she is a QHxPerch Filly, the dam is a palomino QH named Badger's Magic, and the sire a giant black Perch stud. She is looking maybe a tad over 15 hands and the last time I weight taped her, she was over 1k pounds.

I know she is a bit dusty and I couldn't get her mane groomed out, so I just tried to pull it off her neck a bit. Also my mom, though honestly trying to help, could not get her to stop wiggling while I was trying to take pix. If these aren't sufficient I will try to take better ones tomorrow when hubby is here to lay down the law, or at least take the pics while I do. ;)

http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...029_162420.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...029_162416.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...029_162403.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...029_162400.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...029_162454.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...029_162432.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...029_162433.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...029_162323.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...029_162322.jpg

*She's so cute, but she's driving me buggy today!! haha*

demonwolfmoon 10-29-2013 09:04 PM

Here is the old thread, from when she was 1:
http://www.horseforum.com/horse-conf...-filly-126594/

Yearling recap: http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...n/DSCN2144.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...n/DSCN2145.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...N2149-Copy.jpg
Weanling recap:
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...t/DSCN1262.jpg
http://i676.photobucket.com/albums/v...DSCN1263-1.jpg

Drifting 10-29-2013 09:08 PM

How old is she in her current pictures?

She looks like she has a lot of growing left to do. Cute face

Endiku 10-29-2013 09:08 PM

The first thing that stood out to me were her big, flat, pancake hooves. Very typical of drafts, but also something that needs to be addressed by a farrier that is competent with that type of hoof.

She just looks like a gangly two year old to me right now ;) steep croup and a weaker hind end than I expected (could muscle up some as she gets older), nice strong, well built legs from what I can tell. Coarse shoulder and she almost seems like she's rather base narrow for her size in the front. Maybe that's just me. Her head is big for her size but I think that's just the draft in her...she has the most content 'dude I'm awesome' look on her face though that just makes me want to hug her!

demonwolfmoon 10-29-2013 09:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Drifting (Post 3984266)
How old is she in her current pictures?

She looks like she has a lot of growing left to do. Cute face

She is a May 2011 baby. So unless my math is off (frequently is!) she is just about 30 months old now!

demonwolfmoon 10-29-2013 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Endiku (Post 3984274)
The first thing that stood out to me were her big, flat, pancake hooves. Very typical of drafts, but also something that needs to be addressed by a farrier that is competent with that type of hoof.

She just looks like a gangly two year old to me right now ;) steep croup and a weaker hind end than I expected (could muscle up some as she gets older), nice strong, well built legs from what I can tell. Coarse shoulder and she almost seems like she's rather base narrow for her size in the front. Maybe that's just me. Her head is big for her size but I think that's just the draft in her...she has the most content 'dude I'm awesome' look on her face though that just makes me want to hug her!

Lol she has that attitude for sure, and it's part of why I get so frustrated. Literally NOTHING phases her! When we go out to drop the hay, the other horses know to stay away from hubby, they wait patiently. Kiera goes *just* out of reach and paces like a hungry dog. Gah!

As for the feet, I wasn't here the last time the farrier was out, but I will make sure to be here for the next visit (probably next week) and I will bring it up for sure. NOT MANY DRAFTS OUT HERE...guessing that's going to be a factor. =/

PS....that big old head...smh...poor thing is QH sized with a draftie dome...

Endiku 10-29-2013 09:40 PM

lol! Sounds like she runs the place and knows exactly what is going to get her in trouble and whats not...and maybe likes to push the envelope a lot xD that's hilarious. Maybe with some more age and refining she'll be one of those golden horses you can do anything anywhere with because she's just that unflappable.

When you farrier comes, ask him about the extreme flaring going on in all four hooves. Her toes look too long to me as well. Is the farrier different from her one year old photos? I ask because her hooves actually looked really nice then. Now they're pancakes. You really have to stay on top of some drafty hooves, and others you don't. My guess is that she is one that has to be trimmed frequently to keep them normal.

demonwolfmoon 10-29-2013 09:45 PM

Yes, it's a different Farrier! The one in the yearling pics is an EAST COAST FARRIER from PA....lotttts of drafts!!!

She's been here in Cali for a year, and she is due for her second trim since she's been back with us. As far as I can tell....drafts are not popular in this area in the least, it's all paints, pasos, Aztecas and Qhs. Maybe the farriers she has seen are just not used to trimming the drafty feet?

I will bring it up and maybe show him some pictures.

Endiku 10-29-2013 09:47 PM

Well that would make sense! Maybe you need to smuggle your old farrier over to CA ;)

Hopefully once you point it out to him he'll know what to do to fix it, or know where to research it if he isn't familiar with flaring.

Tryst 10-29-2013 10:00 PM

She seems to have taken a lot of influence from the draft side. She has a drafty rear with steep croup and a high set stifle, but good set to her hocks. She is a little light through the hind end right now, but has filled out a lot since last year. Back is an ok length, neck is short and thick, but ties in ok. Her head looks huge in some of the photos, but she has a cute expression. She has good bone, but appears to be slightly back at the knee.

I do agree her hooves are a concern.

Overall I think she looks better this year than last, and suspect next year she will look even better. I have a feeling she is going to be slow maturing.


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