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    08-05-2011, 01:22 AM
  #11
Trained
I have a 2yo Percheron/paint cross gelding and right now he's standing at about 15.2hh...and growing. He is going through a growth spurt right now, in fact. We've already been through two halters (I finally gave in and ordered him a custom-made rope halter), and had to replace the throatlatch on his bridle. By next month, I expect to have to buy him a new bit because the 5" french link we're using right now is just on the verge of being too small for him. Oh, and did I mention that I've only had him for two months?! LOL!

I did the string test on Aires and he's going to top out around 17hh, maybe a little taller (his dam was a 17.3hh Percheron and his sire was a 15.1hh APHA stud).

This is a conformation shot of Aires I took a couple of weeks back. He's starting to get more uphill now (he was EXTREMELY downhill when I bought him). For reference, the hitching rail he's tied to is about hip-height on me.


Oh, and I'm 5'7" as well and Aires looks just about the same standing next to me as your boy looks standing next to you (maybe a wee bit shorter, but not by much).
     
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    08-08-2011, 08:48 PM
  #12
Foal
Thank you for the replies! Those of you that posted pictures- your half drafts are beautiful! Right now i'm working on getting some weight and muscle on Jumble, I'm sure he'll grow with time and proper nutrition! I can't wait to see what he looks like two years from now!
     
    08-08-2011, 08:58 PM
  #13
Foal
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Originally Posted by lovemarcy    
Thank you for the replies! Those of you that posted pictures- your half drafts are beautiful! Right now i'm working on getting some weight and muscle on Jumble, I'm sure he'll grow with time and proper nutrition! I can't wait to see what he looks like two years from now!

Ok first off... your horse is freaking adorable. And I want him. Second of all... I FREAKING LOVE HIS NAME!.... now that every one knows I officially want to steal your horse... keep us updated on him! He's so cute!
     
    08-08-2011, 09:12 PM
  #14
Weanling
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You can do the string test on him and at least get an idea of what to expect. It may not be perfectly accurate but it should get you within a couple or 3 inches.
Ok, I give. What's a string test? My Freisian/WB cross is 5 and everyone says she has some more room to grow so I'm curious...


     
    08-08-2011, 11:47 PM
  #15
Trained
I took Aires' lead rope and measured from his fetlock to his shoulder. Keeping your hands in place on the lead rope, stretch the lead rope from the shoulder up. Wherever your other hand ends up above their withers is what their adult height will be. I posted a question about it back toward when I first joined and someone gave me a great site, but I am too lazy to go back and look up the tread now. Lol

There's another way to do it where you measure the circumference of their canon bone and that will give you their adult height (ex: 15.5" circumference equals 15.2hh adult height), but that didn't work on Aires. His canon measured 15" and he's already 15.2hh as a two-year-old.
     
    08-09-2011, 12:18 AM
  #16
Showing
LOL Drafty, the one with the lead-rope should be from the fetlock to the elbow and then from the elbow up .

http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/inf...ngtesting.html
     
    08-09-2011, 12:44 AM
  #17
Trained
That's what I meant. I was picturing elbow but said shoulder for some stupid reason. Ahhh...gotta love heat exhaustion.
     
    08-09-2011, 08:45 PM
  #18
Foal
A Jumble Update!

Hey guys- just wanted to post a quick Jumble update for those who are interested:
I did the leadrope test to see how tall he'll end up, and let's just say I hope its not accurate, because it's telling me he's going to be a GIANT!

Also, he got his feet done for the second time today! (old owner only had them done once the whole time she had him??) He was a little bratty, but he was actually much better behaved than I was expecting him to be. I was told his feet are in really, really good shape, and he is cleared to keep going barefoot! Yay! My farrier also said he thinks Jumble will be 17hh at least. !!! And he said I should change his name to Sasquatch or Tiny Tim

I'll keep you guys posted on his progress if you want :) maybe i'll start a "Half Draft Owners- UNITE" type of thread and we can all brag about our draftys
     
    08-09-2011, 10:55 PM
  #19
Showing
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Originally Posted by lovemarcy    
I'll keep you guys posted on his progress if you want :) maybe i'll start a "Half Draft Owners- UNITE" type of thread and we can all brag about our draftys
Of course we want to hear progress (and see more pictures ).

If you decide to start that thread, I will be in there with my 2 heathens.
     
    08-09-2011, 11:32 PM
  #20
Trained
Some beautiful horses! I see a lot of Arab/percheron crosses in my area. A question - is there a registry for these draft crosses?
     

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