I'm so sorry, somehow I completely lost track of this thread! :( I guess because I didn't know how to use this site or anything haha.
Thanks so much, everyone!
I just measured her again the other day in hopes that she grew, but no. I don't know what changed but her withers are 15.1 1/2 and her butt measured at 15.2 1/2. I think when I measured initially, it was slightly uneven ground? I don't know... Some people talk about their draft crosses being 3 years old and already around 16+ hands in addition to my horse's full brother being 16h when he was only 2 (now he's 4 and 16.2+ hands). I'm hoping she'll grow some more eventually, but she's been about the same height for over a year. She's gotten a little thicker, but that's all :/
So do mares grow slower than geldings/stallions? I'm so antsy and excited to see what height she will eventually grow to. For a while she was growing like a weed but then stopped around August of 2011. I keep a little book that tracks her progress and stuff :)
Good lord, Bluebird, 18.1 hands?!?! I'd be afraid of dismounting hahaha
Unfortunately, I don't think I would ever breed her. She has such an amazing temperament and she is beautiful, but she has some conformational faults :( She's a bit cow-hocked in the back and back at the knee in the front. Fortunately, I just changed farriers so Callie's legs are starting to straighten out so we'll see.