How old does this horse look?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by petchickenlover, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I apologize for the not-great pics. This horse absolutely despises his mouth being messed with for some reason. Plus my camera decided to focus on the background and not the foreground... but from what you can see, how old does he look?

    Thanks:)
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  2. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    wish the picture was clearer. I see teeth all day long but to give you a accurate age I would need a clearer picture.
     
  3. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can't really see the grooves but from the slant on those teeth I'd say it's an old timer of at least 20. Could be the camera angle though.
     
  4. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll find my other camera and try to get a better pic.I was lucky to get that shot but of course it's blurry...


    Yes,20+ would be accurate...
     
  5. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    BTW, love love love the horse on your avatar! Arab or Paso? Or am I totally off?
     
  6. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    over 20! There is alot of wear on that wolf tooth!
     
  7. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! She's an Arab.


    The estimate i got from old owner was 25-30. when i was taking these photos i couldn't really see a groove..but then again he was tossing his head so much i couldn't see much..[​IMG]
     
  8. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If the groove's gone you're looking at closer to 30. And yes, I agree that wolf tooth is worn quite a bit, so yeah ... probably closer to 30. What condition is the horse in otherwise?
     
  9. petchickenlover

    petchickenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:This was taken on the 10th...

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  10. spiritdance

    spiritdance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like some "old man sag" going on in his back there, but that could just be the position of his hind quarters/rise of the ground. His muscling, coat, and overall condition look great! Are his legs sound? Can he still be ridden? I'm a firm believer that the longer they have a purpose (within reason) the healthier they stay, and it looks like this boy has kept busy.
     

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