Join Date: May 2011
Location: Northern California, Sacramento
Estimating Mature Height
So I'm new to the baby world, in a way that I've only ever had horses who I bought as 2yrs and up, so I don't know how to track growth very well. Last fall I bought a weanling Oldenburg filly. She's fabulously bred, GOV registered and has shown amazing talent even as a weanling. She's almost a year old, and will be on May 27th of this year. I'm super excited, I'm like a new mom.
My question, per say, is has anyone had a 15hd yearling warmblood and what did they end up growing to? This filly is huge, ginormous, gargantuan... the list goes on. She's almost in a 70" blanket and she's technically not even a year old yet. I mean her knees are like the size of saucers. Don't get me wrong, I love it, I just feel like I'm alone in the world with this giant filly. lol
I've done the string test a few months ago and she came out to be 17 1/2" long and I also tried it on my 16hd TB and I got 16" so I'm guessing it's fairly accurate. Right now we're estimating her mature growth to be at something near 17.2 - 18hds, which is pretty dang huge. Her sire was 16.3 (recently passed Landfriese II) and her dam is 17hds. But all those tests are speculatory and are flawed in one way or another.
Anyway, in a round about way, has anyone had gigantor babies like her? How big are they as fully grown horses?