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smrobs 10-01-2009 01:20 AM

11 weeks and shed of his baby fuzz. *sigh*
 
Rafe is getting so ridiculously big it's crazy. I haven't sticked him recently (last time I did, he was 11.3 hands). I will probably do that tomorrow providing the wind is down. Anyway, here he is at 11 weeks old. Mostly shed off to a beautiful rich chesnut and HE GREW INTO HIS HEAD!!! Now he doesn't look so fugly as he did as a baby LOL. The other horses that he is in with are Dobe and Pokey, just for reference, Dobe is 14.3 and Pokey is about 15.1 or 15.2.

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Managed to catch him on a bathroom break :-P
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Gonna have a nice broad back for bareback riding when he grows up.
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His training is progressing nicely. He leads very well (though he doesn't always stop when I do, working on that), drops his head for the halter, picks up his feet like an old champ and holds them up as long as I want, and is now learning to stand tied. When he gets just a bit older, I will start ponying him on some short trail rides and walks through town just so that he can have some experience with big scary things before I get in the saddle even though it is still 3 or 4 years off. Gonna get him gelded at the first available chance cause I don't want any testosterone running through his veins, he is a big enough s**t-head already so probably at 6 months or so, he is gonna get the snip. Plus, he already has the cresty neck that I like the looks of so I won't need to leave the gonads for that either.

free_sprtd 10-01-2009 01:58 AM

awwww he's turning out beautifully! sounds like you are putting some good foundation work on him, can't wait to see how he progresses :)

Fire Eyes 10-01-2009 02:52 AM

He's turning out to be a lovely little boy. I'm liking his colour. :)
I look forward to seeing how big he gets! :P

rocky pony 10-01-2009 03:50 AM

awww what a cutie! he's gonna be quite a handsome guy =D

ChingazMyBoy 10-01-2009 07:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fire Eyes (Post 416485)
He's turning out to be a lovely little boy. I'm liking his colour. :)
I look forward to seeing how big he gets! :P

I second that, I love the colour!:-)

close2prfct 10-01-2009 08:32 AM

Another 8-12 weeks and he's going to be looking down on Dobe lol

Velvet 10-01-2009 08:50 AM

BEAUTIFUL horses and an absolutely STUNNING colt!!!

Lonestar22 10-01-2009 09:53 AM

If you lived about 10 hours closer you would need to watch out for me stealing your horses. Esp. your perch. lol. jk.........

smrobs 10-01-2009 10:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by close2prfct (Post 416572)
Another 8-12 weeks and he's going to be looking down on Dobe lol

:shock: Oh, I know. Scary. LOL.

Thanks guys, I think he is gonna turn out pretty nicely as well. He is balancing out nicely and seems to have decent confo so he should make a nice ranch horse (providing he isn't too big :?). I like his color too, I usually prefer the darker colors like bay, brown, and black and have never cared much for a sorrel horse and I was afraid that he would be the orangey sorrel that is so common. Since he is turning kindof a darker chesnut, I think I can live with it though:wink:.

Does anyone think he will grow a flaxen mane as he gets older or will it stay the darker red color?

FGRanch 10-01-2009 11:22 AM

He is adroable! I soo want him. He did grow into his head and he looks great now!

He is going to be a big guy, if he's too big for you send him this way. He will fit in well with Caly and Vesta!


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