Does anyone here have any experience with foals that are born very small and their future height?
How much does the size at birth affect the size the horse will have when it's done growing?
I am, of course, thinking about the size my foal will be when she grows up.
Her dam is 148-150 cm and her sire (3 years old) is about 140 cm, His dam is 148 cm and his sire is 144 cm.
My foal was 80 cm when she was born and was only weighing 22 kg. She was extremely skinny and small, born at 321 days and she was born sick.
She could stand, without any problems, under her mamas belly.
A "normal" foal with her parents should have been about 90 cm high.
She is now 8 weeks and is 95 cm at her withers and 100 cm at her butt, but she is still very, very small.
Here she was a week old.