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My Cody is a 3 1/2 year old Morgan gelding. His full brother Banjo was fully developed (and even fat!) by this age, but Cody still looks like a baby. He is gangly, leggy and narrow. His health is good and I have had him from 8 months old so I know he has been well fed, but I still keep waiting for him to grow up. I have decided he is just a late bloomer. I am wondering whether this is a good or a bad thing? Any insights? Here is a pic of them both for comparison, Cody is the nearest one.
 

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Have you ever see the show Roseanne?

One sister is short and fat. The other is tall and skinny.

This happens in horses too. (As well as real life people, not just TV shows) Two full brothers/full sisters, could look completely opposite. It all depends on what particular genes are inherited.

He still has 2+ years to grow and fill out. Some just take longer then others...And some stay narrow and leaner then others...
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You're right, I just keep hoping he will grow into a horse one day. And wondering if his slow growth means something.
 
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