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Any guesses on age of this FEI horse?

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  • Any guesses on age of this FEI horse?

    Some might know us. Sorry if this is a bit of a brag! I know not very humble of me. Just so happy how things are going. Cant contain myself.

    We have been a couple for 10 years now. Have not done much or competed for about 3 years due to some of my life changes. Thought I was going to have to sell him but now I do not have to. This the horse that had a farrier chop his hind heals off this spring. Hes also missing some teeth because vet damaged, so we have bitting issues.

    We will be competing at Dressage at Devonwood next week.


    Any guesses on his age?
    Last edited by Dutch Lovin' Dressage Rider; Jan. 23, 2012, 11:07 AM.

  • #2
    I'm going to guess he's 27 years old. What's his name? if he's a DWB, his name should give one a clue.
    The best thing to do on a golf course is a GALLOP!

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      #3
      27. Geez. Does he look that old? :-( Kidding. Cant say name. Then youd know. :-)

      Keep guessing

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      • #4
        He looks in fabulous shape. You should ask, how old does he look? He looks about 8-15yo. I am assuming he is over 20 . Lovely pair!
        Friesians Rule !!

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        • #5
          Oh, he's lovely.

          I'm going to guess 19? And he looks a lot like a schoolmaster I know. I'll be interested to see his breeding!

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          • #6
            Whatever his age, he looks magnificent!!!

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            • #7
              I would guess over 20 for him, but not in a bad way. Just because of type, as well as how his muscle forms. There are changes in how horses I've known develop muscle around 19/20 that I can't even put into words - but he has the kind of condition which makes me think 20s rather than late teens. And if 20s - good for you that he's going well and happy and healthy! He actually reminds me of a 24 year old horse I know, but that alone isn't enough for me to pinpoint an age - I really can't guess beyond thinking over the 19/20 threshold.
              Originally posted by Silverbridge
              If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.

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              • #8
                Over 20 cause he looks older than my 20 yo mare.
                Now in Kentucky

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                • #9
                  I would guess 25- He reminds me of the old style dutch horses, that I loved so much! And if he is 25, he looks amazing! Great job!
                  Welcome to my dressage world http://www.juliefranzen.blogspot.com/

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                  • #10
                    I'm interested in knowing how you guys go about assessing this horse's age, because there is nothing I see that makes me think he is real old. The fact that he is obviously trained to a higher level indicates he's no baby, but I don't see how one can tell if he is 10 or 25. What specifically are you seeing?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ToN Farm View Post
                      What specifically are you seeing?
                      The video!!!

                      Nice Dutch!
                      Last edited by AlterBy; Jul. 14, 2011, 03:48 PM. Reason: I cheated! I know his age! lalalalala!

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                      • #12
                        ToN--I think people are just guessing, and you are right. A good, well-conditioned, trained horse is not going to show age. I showed mine I-1 until 28, and didn't stop because of age. The Lippizzaners routinely do FEI and airs above the ground until their late 20's and 30's, and I don't think by looking you could tell the difference between a 12 year old and a 32 year old in good shape.

                        I hope he's mid 20's at least. It would be nice to see more correctly trained and conditioned horses that last as long as they should.

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                        • #13
                          My neck of the woods! Maybe I will drop in and watch.
                          Originally posted by dizzywriter
                          My saddle fits perfectly well. It might be a little tight around the waist, but I take care of that with those spandex things.

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                          • #14
                            I'd guess 19-23. He isnt young, and he looks beyond the teen years.. but he's not a SR citizen. If he were human, his kids would be out of college, but he wouldnt be drawing social security yet

                            Why I'm guessing this..

                            1. His eyes.

                            2. While he looks in fabulous shape.. i mean.. age still shows. Sean Connery is in fabulous shape, but he still doesnt look the same age as Brad Pitt, who doesn't look the same age as Ashton Kuchner who doesnt look the same age as Justin Beiber.. Just looks different.

                            3. Bc i'm terrible at guessing ages on most (non-arab) horses, i will admit i'm probably way off
                            "Sadly, some people's greatest skill, is being an idiot". (facebook profile pic I saw).

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by smokygirl View Post
                              I'd guess 19-23. He isnt young, and he looks beyond the teen years.. but he's not a SR citizen. If he were human, his kids would be out of college, but he wouldnt be drawing social security yet

                              Why I'm guessing this..

                              1. His eyes.

                              2. While he looks in fabulous shape.. i mean.. age still shows.
                              His eyes? I can barely see his eyes on these dark photos. I am truly trying to learn how to see what you are seeing, and I do not.

                              Alter, what video?

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                              • #16
                                http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/at...6&d=1310659592

                                This one is the one that that jumped out at me.. it's hard to see the eyes, but just the way they are in the head, around the temple, and though it's dark.. they seem quiet. Like he's done this before.

                                as i said, i'm terrible at guessing ages on most breeds though, so i'm probably WAY off.
                                "Sadly, some people's greatest skill, is being an idiot". (facebook profile pic I saw).

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                                • #17
                                  Well, I checked him out and he is 19 (1992 birth year). I still don't think he looks like the geezer you all do, and he certainly doesn't perform like one either.


                                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1yHo...layer_embedded

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                                  • #18
                                    So when are the photos from?

                                    One of the areas I think I noticed in the photos more than in the video (and if they're same timeframe, obviously I didn't!) was flesh on the outside of the points of the shoulders and hip bones. Where a thinner type horse is more likely to lose topline musculature, the heavier types tend to put on weight in that type of area. So I'm curious if the photos are from this year w/ the video from last year, or if it's all in my head. Which is a very distinct possibility.

                                    In reality, all horses being such unique individuals, it's awfully hard to try to guess just by looking at a horse.
                                    Originally posted by Silverbridge
                                    If you get anything on your Facebook feed about who is going to the Olympics in 2012 or guessing the outcome of Bush v Gore please start threads about those, too.

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                                    • #19
                                      Just wanted to say you guys make a nice pair..lucky you.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by ToN Farm View Post
                                        Well, I checked him out and he is 19 (1992 birth year). I still don't think he looks like the geezer you all do, and he certainly doesn't perform like one either.


                                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1yHo...layer_embedded
                                        He's gorgeous!
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