On January 1st, Efstur from Thordale was officially two years old (though his real birthday is on the 21st June) but thems are the ways of some breed societies.
A friend was asking how Efstur was doing.
I replied that he is going through his fugly phase. They all do.
There is an old breederʼs adage, “three days, three weeks, three months, three years.
Also, Efstur is not an easy horse to photograph.
Mostly because he is always “there”, ie at the end of my camera lens.
I don’t think you can really judge conformation (ie, the degree of correctness of a horse’s bone structure, musculature, and its body proportions in relation to each other) just by a close-up of a kissable nosey.
Efstur has put on weight, he is growing all the time but beginning to even out now. Rugging and extra feed has helped and we will keep going with this throughout winter.
As for temperament, I really can’t fault him. Efstur has matured so much and nothing is too much to ask. He is easy, kind and very helpful! Almost too helpful, if there is such a thing, but in a very kind way. Never nasty. I don’t think he would want to be horrid. It is not his nature.
Everyone in the herd is his friend.
Of course, he has the best mentor.