Thank you to everyone for sharing! It is very educational to see how each youngster develops!!
So let me add a few of my own, here is my CSHA yearling: Haven (Capi Rossi x Cornet Obolensky). She seems to take after her sire in the even development department - here's a collage of Capi as he has grown up.
It is amazing to see them change, when my filly was 3 months I saw her mothers neck on her and thought she was a little upright in her neck placement, as she grew she went through awkward stages but just recently the lovely neck from her site has surfaced! It seems as she matures more of her sure are coming out yet I still see her mother.
And she's a late bloomer - I think she looked great at a year, and it was later that she started looking more gangly. Her neck has improved dramatically since then, but otherwise she just hasn't developed the muscle to keep up with her growth yet, though I think she's in the process of trying to do that now!
Since she's a late bloomer, she is really still in her version of awkward - which mostly means not photogenic, but she still looks surprisingly good in person. Growth in height overcoming growth in weight/muscle can just make them look akward, and I look forward to how gorgeous she's going to be once developed without the current seemingly missing butt muscles. I wouldn't worry about awkward phases if the balanced and gorgeous ones have been there, too.
My horse is a dressage diva so I don't have to be.
Originally Posted by katarine
If you have a fat gay horse that likes Parelli, you're really screwed
This is Elvis he is an Escapade yearling about 14 months old in these pictures. (Escudo I x Graf Granus x Flemmingh x Julio Marinier ) He loves to work but is so big that I am just trying to get him used to everything now so that my life is easier when he gets even bigger. lol!
A friend of my friends where I board my yearling took a wonderful photo of him today, not so much the conformation photo, but wonderful in as I look at him I realize how far he has come. I rescued Nugget, at the time a 4 month old Arabian colt, along with his older "brother" (no related, but they look amazingly similar in color and markings) a little under a year ago - Nugget was about 4 months, so thin and weak he could barely stand upright and arrived with that "not interested in life" look in his eyes. Fast forward to now and what a wonderful horse he into, easy going, affectionate and super social - as well as his brother. The pictures are more a testimony to how far he has come then really to show him off - but I do enjoy seeing everyone's babies growing up!