My two year old horse looks like a yearling. When will she fill out?
Okay. So, the main few people I talk to on HF regularly have repeatedly assured me that she'll fill out and become a real horse some day. But I want some more people to pitch in who may have been here before me because I fixate on her size way too much!
I just bought an Appaloosa filly this last month. She is 2 years and 3 months old, she was born on May 5th, 2011. And every time I tell people that they say "She's TWO? Are you SURE?"
She's only 13.3 hands. She string tests to 15 hands, and aside from her great grandmother all of her ancestors I can see in her pedigree have been 15HH and up. She string tests to 15 hands on the dot. Her dam was 15 and her sire was a bit taller. I'm sure she'll grow at least another hand. What gets me is her build. She is not built like a two year old. She looks like a yearling still. She's TINY. Everybody I meet says she's the smallest 2 year old they've ever seen, that am I SURE she's 2? and whatnot. But I bought her for trails, and I want a trail horse! I don't want to end up with a horse that I can't ride for fear that I'll break her!
Here are some pictures (and even one of her teensy feet). She's an incredibly laid back horse. Doesn't care about anything. (Sometimes I feel like she has no emotions!) Hasn't so much as spooked at anything since I've gotten her. Will do pretty much anything I ask her to. The makings of a perfect trail horse... Except she's the size of a dog! (WELL that might be an exaggeration...)
If it makes a difference (I don't know, maybe you want to look at her pedigree) her registered name is KDJJ Faux Pas.
Will she fill out? Anybody here had late bloomers to this degree?
Last edited by Shoebox; 08-21-2013 at 08:06 PM.