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So Rafe turned 5 months old on the 16th. I finally remembered to stick him while I was out there and he is officially 13.2 hh tall. I am starting to really worry that he is gonna be too big to use :?. I guess I will just have to wait and see.

Just for referance, here is a pic of him in his halter the first time I put it on him (he was a little more than a month old).



And now, here he is yesterday in the same halter :D. It is in the last hole and I could hardly get it on him. The nose is way too small for his big honkin' head.






I managed to catch him snoozing too.






So now he has graduated to a full size horse halter since that is all we have.








 

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Looks like he's going to be reaching 17hh+.
Very cute, what breed is he?
 

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He is a Belgian x Quarter Horse. I was really hoping that with his Daddy being a regular sized horse, he wouldn't get so big. I was really wanting about 16 or 16.1. :D Maybe I just better get used to bigger LOL.
 

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He's a lovely chunky monkey, I might have to come and steal him away. It will be interesting to see how big he gets.
 

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He looks like the size of my 10 month old. He just graduated to a yearling halter. He's a qh mix, his daddy was about 14 something, 15 something.

Could he be growing too fast? Racehorses get fed alot of feed early on so they grown faster and are bigger so they can be raced so early.
 

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He's a beauty... And I think he's already almost the size of my palomino lol...
 

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He looks like the size of my 10 month old. He just graduated to a yearling halter. He's a qh mix, his daddy was about 14 something, 15 something.

Could he be growing too fast? Racehorses get fed alot of feed early on so they grown faster and are bigger so they can be raced so early.

It seems to me like he could be growing too fast, but I am not feeding him anything special. He is still with momma and he has access to the alfalfa that she is being fed but nothing else. I think maybe it seems that way to me because I have never really been around babies much; let alone half draft babies. LOL.
 

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Oh my goodness. o_O He's only 2 inches shorter than Lacey. o_O o_O o_O

But he's adorable! =D
 

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Yeah, I plan to wean him at 6 months anyway. Though I don't know how I am going to do it short of locking him in a stall, he is a little houdini. I can't even keep him in a pen of 5 foot pipe panels. LOL.
 

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He's freakin adorable! I love him! Gesh your a bad horse mommy though, look how fat he is! ;) Just kidding! But he is fat!

He's taller then my 2yr old Registered QH gelding! LOL He doesn't look too bulky though...well I mean as in comparison to his mom.
 

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LOL. It's nice to know that he is liked and yeah, I always preferred a fat horse to a skinny one.

Don't worry sillybunny, I think he'll be okay. Though I may have a hard time roping baby calves from a 17.3 hh horse LOL, I think we'll manage. Though if I ever decide to sell, I'll let you know. :D
 

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wow hes gorgeous !! im a sucker for the big horses. my one tb mare is 18.1 . my other mares 16.3 its a huge adjustment when i ride them both in the same day haha i have to ride the littler one fist otherwise i feel wierd haha.
 

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omg he has gotten so big! i remember when he was born :D

man does he have a big belly lol!
 

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awwwhh! Hes so cute!
 

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I would love to see Lexi and Rafe next to one another. That would be very comical. She will be 9 months this month and is probably around 11 hh. She is on the tightest hole of a yearling halter and it is still a little big. LOL

(sorry for the bad pic, taken with my phone and she was standing funky)
 

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