My mare is supposed to be turning 7 end of June.
My question is how long do your draft crosses usually grow to?
I am asking because I just got her in fall and she has gain 1 or 2 bridle holes and 4 breast plate holes and one inch in height . . .apart from gaining weight her shoulder blades are wider.
My vet and farrier tell me her teeth look like a four year olds. . . .but I am still in contact with her breeder, and since she raised her I think she would know her age, she was their only '06 baby, I can post pictures of her teeth later. . .
Does this seem normal?
I am hoping to get her jumping/cross country this summer but is 7 going to be too young for a draft cross?
She is 50/50 Shire dam, Arabian sire.
I don't have her dams papers with me right now for her reg. but her dad is MCA Magic Mca Magic Arabian
I found his stud page and it says he is 15.2 hh, Dahlia is just a smidgen over that.
My neighbor who has a rescue barn said that in her experience arabians have always matured slower like draft horses do, so maybe she got a double does of late blooming?
Just curious, she is 100% healthy. She isn't getting taller but I didn't expect her to grow out of her bridle at 6.