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Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:12 pm

Good grief, that sounds fat! My 16.2 hh OTTB is 1100 lbs soaking wet. Mind you, he's as wide as a fence post.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:14 pm

Izvestia wrote:Good grief, that sounds fat! My 16.2 hh OTTB is 1100 lbs soaking wet. Mind you, he's as wide as a fence post.
Have you seen the video? He's built like a tank.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3K0bVW__nI
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:18 pm

Yeah, he's definitely a solid looking boy. Imagine him when he's racing fit.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:04 pm

Life At Zen wrote:They put a video up today. He's 936lbs and 14.3 1/4 hands high.
Is that big for his age?
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:38 pm

Izvestia wrote:Yeah, he's definitely a solid looking boy. Imagine him when he's racing fit.
I know, I can't even imagine how good he's going to look racing fit.
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Is that big for his age?

I don't think he's tall for his age, but going by that weight...and the way he looks...he's pretty solid. He looks like he's going to be a muscular boy, and unlikely to end up as tall or rangy as his mom was at a young age.
Of course, who knows what another year will bring? :lol:
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is that big for his age?

I don't think he's tall for his age, but going by that weight...and the way he looks...he's pretty solid. He looks like he's going to be a muscular boy, and unlikely to end up as tall or rangy as his mom was at a young age.
Of course, who knows what another year will bring? :lol:
I think he already looks put together well and never really went through that awkward stage. I can't wait so see him once he starts getting fit.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:24 pm

Hope Z goes back to Tapit next year
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:30 pm

Ziconic will be two when the time comes for Zen to be bred next spring, so the Mosses should have a very good idea whether they want to repeat the breeding. The Tapit colt looks good....but does he look as good as Z Princess? Maybe War Front will get the second date.
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Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:42 pm

War Front was her book for this year before they decided to give her the year off.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:09 pm

Liking that they described him as a very "easy" horse. Here's hoping he inherited Zenyatta's mind.
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Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:16 pm

The old question...nature or nurture?
One sure item in the nurture column is that Zen would have imprinted on her colt her attitude around humans. Since she's calm and trusting, he would have grown up with that education from his mom. Has to help...just in case there's a bit of Pulpit/Tapit crazy in Ziconic's nature column. :lol: ;)
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BaroqueAgain1 wrote:The old question...nature or nurture?
One sure item in the nurture column is that Zen would have imprinted on her colt her attitude around humans. Since she's calm and trusting, he would have grown up with that education from his mom. Has to help...just in case there's a bit of Pulpit/Tapit crazy in Ziconic's nature column. :lol: ;)

Had almost the same discussion with a friend who owns hunter/jumpers. We agree that a little high strung attitude from the sire's side COMBINED with Zen's trusting nature is optimal. You have to have the common sense to balance out. He needs to be fiery enough to be competitive, but sensible enough to control. If he runs to his looks AND is sensible to boot, look out!
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Does he have a Bend Or spot on his butt? Looks like it. His head looks a bit like Tapit- just imagine grey.
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serenassong wrote:Does he have a Bend Or spot on his butt? Looks like it. His head looks a bit like Tapit- just imagine grey.

I think he does have a Bend Or spot. Also, I agree his head/neck area looks just like Tapit, he's got his mama's rear end though. He's a nice looking guy, I hope he runs as good as he looks.
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amfuller wrote:
serenassong wrote:Does he have a Bend Or spot on his butt? Looks like it. His head looks a bit like Tapit- just imagine grey.

I think he does have a Bend Or spot. Also, I agree his head/neck area looks just like Tapit, he's got his mama's rear end though. He's a nice looking guy, I hope he runs as good as he looks.
he actually looks like he's going through an awkward stage. just wait til he fills out!
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:59 pm

Ziconic, Morning Exercise
http://www.zenyatta.com/z_video/ziconic ... g-exercise

They have a lady handling Ziconic putting him in the walker, that tells me what a lot about his mentality. Thinking he's taking more on the Zenyatta mind than the sometimes high strung mind of Tapit foals. Things may change as he matures but we will see.
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amfuller wrote:Ziconic, Morning Exercise
http://www.zenyatta.com/z_video/ziconic ... g-exercise

They have a lady handling Ziconic putting him in the walker, that tells me what a lot about his mentality. Thinking he's taking more on the Zenyatta mind than the sometimes high strung mind of Tapit foals. Things may change as he matures but we will see.

Excuse me, what? Obviously the girl is competent: she wouldn't be there if she wasn't. At farms , especially for sales prep, you'd better be able to handle both sexes, or you're out of a job. High strung "Tapit foals" or not.

When I was sales prepping yearlings, one year we had 17 in our barn...and TWO employees, both of us women. We NEVER had any issues with the colts BECAUSE they were colts. And I've also handled racing age colts AND horses. It's called good horsemanship.

And yes, I KNOW he's not "in sales prep", but he's getting the same treatment.
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Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:58 pm

amfuller wrote:Ziconic, Morning Exercise
http://www.zenyatta.com/z_video/ziconic ... g-exercise

They have a lady handling Ziconic putting him in the walker, that tells me what a lot about his mentality. Thinking he's taking more on the Zenyatta mind than the sometimes high strung mind of Tapit foals. Things may change as he matures but we will see.
That tells you nothing about his mentality.
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