It's the time of year for spring shots and of course this year I needed my Coggins by the first show (actually going to drop it off today so that I don't have to remember it next weekend) so Katai was seen by the vet last month. Because a mistake was made with paperwork processing I didn't get my paperwork until just last week (this happened to me last year too).
I looked it over when it got here and was surprised to see this.
|Of course she had to roll and give herself these spots before her pictures. In the second photo you can tell that she's second guessing it though. Also, not a bad conformation shot in the first one ;)|
|Look at how butt high she is here|
She does not look like a 6 year old pony here. Maybe a 6 year old warmblood but not a 6 year old pony. I would have guessed 3-4 honestly between her physical and mental maturity. However, the vet was at the barn without me and no one at the barn remembers Katai's age so I can only imagine that he looked at her teeth. I know that teeth don't lie and honestly it doesn't really matter to me what her age is. She's as old as she is and she will get as old as she'll get, knowing her actual age doesn't change it.
However, I was so surprised that I looked back through her records to see if I could find any additional information and I found this.
|Sorry it's blurry but it has her birthdate as 1/1/2008|
Finally, I went back to the first Coggins I got on her (again from the clinic that just saw her this spring) and saw this.
|Another 1/1/2007 birthdate|
Either way, it really doesn't matter, I just think it's interesting and one of the reasons that I'd like to get a pony that's registered next time, just to take some of the guesswork out of it.
Then yesterday I had planned for the trimmer and was going to get off work a bit early to head to the barn when I got this.
Whatever her age is, she's really becoming a mature lady and that makes me very happy.