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post #11 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Mine was very much like that until about 2 1/2 and at 3 1/2 he did a huge growth spurt. When you say two do you mean just turned two or 2 1/2?? Mine looked small and gangly for the longest time, at 4 now he is 15.3 but will never be a chunky monkey as he is a QH/TB, with the mind of a QH and the body of a TB.
I have in my original post not only her age but her birth date

She's two years, three months. Born May 5th, 2011. I'll be waiting with the height tape for that growth spurt.
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post #12 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 08:57 PM
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Aires as a 2yo. He's two years and twenty days in this pic, which was taken the day I bought him (5/27/11).


Aires as a 4yo. I think this was taken right around the end of May (of this year, of course).

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post #13 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Okay that first picture actually looks relatively proportional to me. The second one makes me awwwww with his big huge noggin. :)
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post #14 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 09:07 PM
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In the first pic, his head is big enough for a large horse halter (bought him a large nylon horse halter and had to return it three weeks later because it was too small). In the second pic, that's a draft size halter he's wearing.
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post #15 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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In the first pic, his head is big enough for a large horse halter (bought him a large nylon horse halter and had to return it three weeks later because it was too small). In the second pic, that's a draft size halter he's wearing.
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Holy cow! I wonder if he'll grow into it or have a big head forever :)
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post #16 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 09:26 PM
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I'm really hoping he grows into it. Honestly, what I'm hoping he'll end up looking like is a lightly-built Percheron with pinto markings (he's a Percheron/paint cross). He's currently 16.2hh and will hopefully gain another inch or two before filling out (his sire was a 15.1hh APHA and his dam was a 17.2hh Percheron).
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post #17 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 09:31 PM
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Oh , an, I have a 2 year old thats smaller than that! He is a Foundation bred qh and im convinced his breeder didnt feed him right....god knows he wasnt dewormed right! He just got to 13 hands at the butt, and henis very scrawny and girly looking like a yearling. He is also a May 2011 baby!

The breeder, term used loosely, says his line grows really slowly. Its prob the same with your girl! She will catch up :) Im hoping my boy does the same.

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post #18 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 09:45 PM
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That picture of her and Jack in the wash stall is so cute!
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post #19 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 10:01 PM
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I wouldn't be too worried. Horses, like people, mature at different rates.

When something is worrying me I ask myself, is there anything I can do to fix the problem I'm worried about? If the answer is no, then I stop worrying. There is no point, it is completely futile, you just have to see how it plays out.

Just give her time. I wouldn't break her as a two year old though. Wait a year and reassess.
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post #20 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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I wouldn't be too worried. Horses, like people, mature at different rates.

When something is worrying me I ask myself, is there anything I can do to fix the problem I'm worried about? If the answer is no, then I stop worrying. There is no point, it is completely futile, you just have to see how it plays out.

Just give her time. I wouldn't break her as a two year old though. Wait a year and reassess.
I'm not breaking her as a two year old. I'm not sure what gave you that impression. If I put a saddle on her she would snap in half.

She is bridle trained, but that took all of ten minutes - "Here, take this bit." -"Okay, no problem!" aaand that was that, and she takes it willingly now. *shrug*
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