Has anyone seen my little colt?

Sleipnir

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I was very sure that when I go to the field I'll be met by this spindly baby:

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But instead, there's suddenly and out of the blue this 3yo, 16HH animal with the attention span of a goldfish, grace of a labrador puppy, mass of a freight train and self confidence of Freddie Mercury at the very least! Where did my innocent little colt go? :D Sigh. They grow up so fast!

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(excuse the dirty legs in this pic, we were just testing out the shed for future photoshoots)
 

hobo

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The look he is giving you in second picture is incredible he is very handsome and I think you are going to have lots of 'fun' with him!
 

ycbm

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I remember thinking how stunning the breed is when you got him. He's grown a bit, hasn't he? ๐Ÿคฃ
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Sleipnir

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Thank you for the support, everyone! Sorry for disappearing, but I was a bit stressed preparing him for the show. It was his first time traveling alone, and to such a huge venue no less! There was a showjumping competition going on in other arenas, so there were I think more than a hundred horses and tons of people, but he behaved almost brilliantly, apart from neighing his head off...and dare I mention that, when going back to the trailer to go home, he suddenly spooked because of some reeds shaking in the wind :D , tore out of my hands and went galloping straight in the general direction of the showjumper warmup arena. :eek: Eek! I was mortified and myself, as well as several other people, went running after him, just to see him suddenly stopping in a patch of grass and munching away happily. o_O:p

Anyway, we placed 4th, which I consider a lovely achievement for his first show, and hopefully he will do better next year as a 4yo. (There's only one national breed show per year here and only 3yo and 4yo horses can participate, as well as broodmares and approved stallions)

Here's a little tiktok of his appearance in the show: https://www.tiktok.com/@eq_siena_kaudze/video/6986169337795169542?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1

And, if anyone's interested, here's his full video from the live youtube feed:

https://youtu.be/TxpTKQdzzTw?t=16818
 
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