||Two and a half years old|
||Clydesdale Cross Horse|
is my baby horse, I got him May 2012, as a one year old gelding. He
was so geeky/awkward looking, with absolutely massive ears ... But it was
adorable. He kinda reminds me of the ugly duckling that turned into this
beautiful swan! He was rescued as a foal, found just tied up to a post in the
middle of a dirt paddock! There's one picture where he's about a year old.
Klaatu is sooo dopey, and friendly, he has absolutely no idea what personal
space is, he would stand next to you all day if he could! He is not even three
years old yet, and he is already 17hh, so I think he might even make 18hh,
which would make him a giant!
In one photo, he is next to my 17hh Hanoverian. Klaatu is on the right, you
can see he isn't as strong and muscly yet! His dad was a Clydesdale, and his
mum was a thoroughbred. He is very hairy like a Clydesdale, but doesn't have
the hairy legs, just a little feathering as you can see!
Klaatu has a terrible habit of jumping out of paddocks and yards, he can
clear 1.40m paddock fences without getting a scratch on him. He is a naughty
little boy ... and may still be growing! He was named after "The Day the
Earth Stood Still," his full show name is Klaatu Barada Nikto!
Hopefully next year I will be able to start riding him, taking it slow until
he is older, and I will have to wait until he is about six until he can start
showjumping! (That's so his bones don't get damaged while they are still
growing, in case you are curious!) Full Clydesdales keep growing until they
are about six years old. Other people say their Clydesdale crosses have grown
another hand when they are five, so I think Klaatu is going to be a big friendly
giant! He is so calm and relaxed about everything, he is kind of like a wise
old horse in a young mischievous horse's body!
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