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post #1 of 7 Old 08-30-2007, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 17 hand mare and would like to breed her to get a 15-16 hand horse. what height should the stallion be?
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post #2 of 7 Old 08-30-2007, 11:40 PM
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hmmm im really no expert but i would say that to get a 15-16hh horse out of a 17hh horse i would say that you would most likly be lookin for a 15-15.2hh stally
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post #3 of 7 Old 09-01-2007, 12:25 PM
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Can't tell like that. Genetics are a little bit more complicated.
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post #4 of 7 Old 09-13-2007, 03:35 AM
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I agree with Bubba genitics are pretty difficult, but stefies on the right track. Some people can't find there horses pedigree or background. I would say, unless you find other wise. Look for a horse around 16hh (stallion) It should mature around 16.1hh but still depending on its background.... :roll:

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-13-2007, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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her dam and sire are both 16.3hh, her full brother is 17.3hh at 4 years old
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post #6 of 7 Old 10-21-2007, 09:14 PM
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The only problem I see with breeding a mare that is 17 hands to a 15-16 hand stud is the fact that you are taking a risk that the foal will not be tall enough to nurse from its mother.

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post #7 of 7 Old 10-21-2007, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by iluvhorses24
her dam and sire are both 16.3hh, her full brother is 17.3hh at 4 years old
Wow, what a monster! My first instructor's husband rode an 18 hand warmblood. I rode him once...could not believe how far away the ground was O_o. I guess I was like 9 at the time, but still, that memory really stuck with me:P

Anyway, as you have pointed out, its kind of a craps shoot as to what you'll get sometimes. Finding an older stud with well-documented offspring of a certain size is probably your best bet, but you never know what the dam is going to throw in.
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