Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Alberta, Canada
he really does look like a yearling. Some horses are slower to mature, I would wait a couple years and start him then.
When he's older and going under saddle we can give a much more educated guess, but just looking at a couple pictures of an immature horse with no way of telling how he moves, or what his parents/grandparents did, its pretty hard to suggest. I think it would be really nice to see his growth over the next year.
Although slightly off topic, I do agree about the grain thing, my BO's hard keeping 17hh thoroughbred gets about that amount of grain, divided into 2 servings, with free choice hay, and he's FAT.