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post #21 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 11:08 PM
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Henny is 16 months and is currently 13.1. He string tested to be 15 hands on the dot just like your pretty little girl. I would definitely not think she's a yearling, she's too mature looking. Though I'm around a yearling every day so I'm a bit used to what they look like LOL. She'll grow in time, just gotta wait. Under your care I'm sure she'll sprout up like bamboo. :)
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post #22 of 33 Old 08-21-2013, 11:12 PM
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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.
I didn't think you were, I was just sharing my opinion.
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post #23 of 33 Old 08-22-2013, 12:02 AM
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She will fill out and grow up, she's still just a baby. I'd be more concerned about her freaked out eye in every photo. Is she usually like that, or is the camera new to her?
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She will fill out and grow up, she's still just a baby. I'd be more concerned about her freaked out eye in every photo. Is she usually like that, or is the camera new to her?
No, she's got appy eyes. A "Perfect Appy Eye" Should have visible white sclera around the eye when it's resting in a normal position apparently (I didn't know that till I asked the woman I bought her from and looked t up) I wasn't sure how I felt about it at first but I'm getting used to it. They aren't ALWAYS like that (like if she's sleepy or something) but yeah, they've got the big wide eyes.

Though in the bath picture she was definitely a bit more wide eyed than usual.
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Not familiar with Appy's so will take your word for it.
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post #26 of 33 Old 08-22-2013, 02:00 AM
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Not familiar with Appy's so will take your word for it.
She's right AlexS. Unless my Appaloosa is falling asleep, I can always see some white around his eyes. Apart from when he's stressed or very alert, you can also see more white when he's inquisitive or being sneaky, amongst other things. ;)

Shoebox, she is gorgeous and I am sure she'll fill out and grow taller. I got my Appaloosa when he was 2 and a half and he has filled out considerably in the past year and a half (and also grew a bit height-wise). All the other Appaloosas where he stays are older and much, much chunkier. I remember the breeder I bought him from telling me they do take their time to fill out. All the best with your gorgeous mare! :)
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post #27 of 33 Old 08-22-2013, 02:27 AM
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She's right AlexS. Unless my Appaloosa is falling asleep, I can always see some white around his eyes. Apart from when he's stressed or very alert, you can also see more white when he's inquisitive or being sneaky, amongst other things. ;)
Odd creatures, glad I don't have them, I would always be freaked out. :)
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post #28 of 33 Old 08-22-2013, 05:10 AM
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Odd creatures, glad I don't have them, I would always be freaked out. :)
Haha, it takes some getting used to, but I totally love it now. All other horses look waaaay chilled to me because I am so used to the white around the eye. It's a really cool gauge of how he's feeling and I can see whether he's really scared of something or whether he's just acting scared and testing me. Although I suppose it's possible to see that with all horses, but with them it's so much easier. ;)
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post #29 of 33 Old 08-22-2013, 12:07 PM
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Love her Appy eye! I agree with the previous posters that she may just be a late bloomer, but likely nothing to worry about! I picked up my March 2011 gelding in March 2013; he was barely 14hh and looked like a gangly, hip-high yearling. In just these 5 months, he's up to a currently-level 14.2 hh, gained 100 lbs, and has muscled out quite a bit. Now looks more horse-like than colt-like. She may take time, or she may have a sudden growth spurt that surprises you.

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post #30 of 33 Old 08-22-2013, 01:19 PM
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The appy eyes do take some getting use to. But it's REALLY easy to tell when they're scared of something. They go all wide eyed like a cartoon.

Op, I think she'll grow and fill out and look better in another year or two. :) I have a feeling my yearlings going to look like her as a 2 year old, he's a slow-grower/late bloomer.

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