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    07-16-2012, 11:18 PM
  #11
Yearling
Sire:dam both. 15-15.2

Ay 2 yrs I've measured he should be about 14.2

When he was born. Weighed 40 pounds


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    07-17-2012, 11:54 PM
  #12
Yearling
I too have always heard a horses legs are close to the size they will be... That is why people make a big deal out of long legged foals...

I don't under stand kg... cm... or mm in horses. XD I do pounds and hands high... I had a foal that was pretty small born here.. let me get a picture.

He was extremely small, could it under momma easily. When he was a yearling, he ws probably about the size of this years colt who is only five months old right now.

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Compared to this year's foal, who tried to go under momma and would send her up on the tip of her hooves.

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(Excuse the horrible picture.)
     
    07-18-2012, 09:29 AM
  #13
Weanling
My foal was 48,5 pounds and about 31,5 inches. Now she is 39 inches at her butt and 37 inches at her withers.

Dam is 14.2-14.3 hands.

Sire is 13.3-14 hands.
His Dam is 14.2 hands and his sire is 14-14.1 hands.
     
    07-18-2012, 09:31 AM
  #14
Weanling
Wow, that is soo tiny.

We have a mare in my stable that is out of a 14.1 hands dam and by a 16.3 stallion. She was about 40 pounds when she was born. She is now 15.1 I think.
     
    07-18-2012, 09:40 AM
  #15
Started
I think nutrition and a balanced diet would have a larger impact on growth then birth size would. That said, as long as its not genetically based ie. Dwarfism, I would not worry. You have a few years of growing yet so don't count your chickens before they hatch. As long as she is sound, healthy and well behaved she can do anything any other horse can do.
     
    07-18-2012, 10:05 AM
  #16
Weanling
Rookie, Thanks for your answer! I will keep a close eye on her diet.

Haha, It would be very typical if I got a foal with dwarfism.

Here are some more pictures of her, showing how she has grown.

11 days.


16 days.





About a month old.





5 weeks.



7 weeks.






8 weeks.



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    07-18-2012, 10:31 AM
  #17
Weanling
I too have nothing productive to add, except that I love the butt shedding! What breed are these guys? Mom and baby are too cute!
     
    07-18-2012, 11:01 AM
  #18
Weanling
Mama is probably a Welsh Cob mix from the Netherlands, she moves a lot like a Welsh Cob but we really don't know, the reason we bred her is because she has competed
Up to FEI level in dressage for ponies and practiced up to 130 cm, that should be about 4 feet and 4 inches? And participated in the Swedish championship in pony dressage.

The sire is a German Riding Pony with 60% welsh, and the rest is warmblod and Thoroughbred, some arabian a long way back.

Baby is a Welsh Partbred.
     
    07-18-2012, 11:07 AM
  #19
Weanling
Well I am in love. They are both so pretty.
     
    07-18-2012, 11:11 AM
  #20
Foal
Wow, the baby is growing up quickly! They're both lovely looking animals, I love mama's colouring.
     

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