May. 14, 2012, 03:37 PM
How are your 2011 yearlings doing?
I know, not everyone wants to share their awkward babies, but I noticed that there hasn't been a thread yet about our foals from last year. How tall is everyone? Any surprises with personality, colour, or development?
May. 14, 2012, 04:09 PM
Guess I can start us off..
I have only one foal from last year, and she's been a surprise across the board. She was born big, and was tall as a foal through weaning, but I assumed with her breeding that she would slow down. She's 11.5 months and I sticked her at 14.3 in front a couple weeks ago. Looks like I might end up with something a tad over my desired height maximum..
Born looking like this:
As of this past weekend, looks like this (getting some love from the BO's daughter):
Her little bum frosting has also started doing this:
She's registered as an Appaloosa Sport Horse, is out of a heavily Plaudit-bred mare, and by a son of Royal Senna.
Just love her!
Last edited by Cataluna; May. 14, 2012 at 05:50 PM.
May. 14, 2012, 04:15 PM
Twist my arm! Juliet is 15 hands at 13 months. These were taken Friday.
May. 14, 2012, 04:23 PM
Just about a week after turning one, mine was 14.3 1/4 in front and 15 3/4 behind.
He's since had his mane pulled, and obviously isn't as shaggy, so please no comments on his field-kept-ness
He's about 85% TB, by Gatsby, out of Funny Cat (Tomorrow's Cat/Pleasant Colony)
The CoTH CYA - please consult w/your veterinarian under any and all circumstances. - ET
May. 14, 2012, 04:43 PM
Can't wait to see him after he sheds out!
May. 14, 2012, 05:37 PM
I will share! I only had one foal last year, a filly by Benno's Dream, out of TLF Crown Jewel (Crown Heartbreaker).
I took this photo a couple weeks ago, she is butt high and not shed out yet. She stands 13H at the wither.
This is TLF Bejeweled
May. 14, 2012, 05:48 PM
May. 14, 2012, 06:00 PM
I'd be pretty darn happy with the way mine looked if only she weren't still as hairy as a yeti in the middle of winter.
She is taking forEVER to shed out. It's driving me crazy.
I went to see her over the weekend, brought her inside, shortened her mane, spent a good half hour grooming, she stood quietly the entire time, no fidgeting, no calling for her buddies (even though they were screaming for her!!), just quiet, sweet & demure. She hasn't changed a bit, personality-wise. She's a quiet, stoic one, just like her mom.
I then took her out back into the fields & wooded trails for a handwalk, she was a gem. Spooked once when a big bird flew out of a bush right beside her, but as soon as she hit the end of the leadrope, she stopped & stood, eyes wide "moooom, wtf was THAT??". On the way back toward home, i asked for a trot & she happily floated alongside me, no hopping or playing, no cantering, just a nice, quiet forward trot.
I could not have been more proud of her. She is an incredible filly. I simply cannot get over her temperament - i raved about my 2008 baby's temperament when he was her age, but she truly makes him seem downright HOT in comparison!
She's a bit on the small side, though - I will stick her on her 1st birthday next week, but i think she's around 13.3hh at the moment. I expect she'll finish in the 16hh range.
May. 14, 2012, 06:43 PM
I am really pleased at how my yearling is looking - he is 15.2hh and looks so much like his dad - his dad is almost 18hh.
May. 14, 2012, 06:54 PM
Here is my yearling filly, I am not sure how tall she is but probably around 14.2-15 ish hands.
I am so grateful she made it through her first month, and even more so to have her here, a year later.
She is Licotus - Rohdiamant - Akzent II
May. 14, 2012, 08:01 PM
Boy Tracy - she's a beauty. Not the same species as my yearlings ...
May. 14, 2012, 08:23 PM
Tracy - I agree with Sunnydays on that!
May. 14, 2012, 09:08 PM
May. 14, 2012, 09:29 PM
My yearlings are looking very nice at the moment although a little bit ribby. My Pointmaker-Florencio-Lafitte filly was gorgeous as a foal, but turned into a wooy behemoth over the winter. No definition to her legs since her coat was so long. She doesn't have the smallest ears, but they were huge with the extra bit of hair.
My Banderas filly was beautiful all winter, she's just one of those.
The Pointmaker, Luciana is going to a breed show on June 1, we'll see what the judge Dinah Babcock thinks of her. I think she's lovely of course. When I learn to use my new camera, I'll post a photo of both fillies.
May. 14, 2012, 11:50 PM
May. 15, 2012, 01:52 AM
Here are a few of the ones I bred,
The palomino is Twinkie - she was born in April. Photo was taken close to her first brithday.
The buckskin is Feather aka Coastal. Photo at 13 months
The bay is Portico - photo at 13 months
May. 15, 2012, 05:05 AM
May. 16, 2012, 05:12 PM
Just got new video of one of mine in Germany. This boy is soon to be going to his new home in Finland. He is a Quaterback out of a Prince Thatch xx/ Argentan mare.
May. 16, 2012, 06:05 PM
Geez mary Lou, he's got some ping in him huh?! Lovely stuff.
Gen - LOVE the bum on that buckskin! Awesome.
May. 16, 2012, 06:06 PM
Tracy, your Licotus still has me drooling!
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