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    06-09-2011, 05:42 PM
How big will my boy be?

Romeo is 13months reg welsh sec D gelding (gelded last week)

His sire is 14.2h dam is 15h

He currently is standing at 14hh / 14.1hh..

His full brother is 26 months and 15hh already... breeders said that Romeo is taller than his brother at his age...

I bought him to make at least 15hh.....

Any guesses?
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    06-09-2011, 05:51 PM
He is gorgeous!

My baby is 9 months and 14.1 in the front end and around 15.1 in the back end. He is going to end up at 17 hands.
My two year old is 15.1 in the front and 15.3 in the hind, and we are hoping he makes it to 16.1ish.

Hard to say for sure, but I'd say your guy could easily hit 15.2.
    06-10-2011, 06:56 AM
Aww thanks I think so too :)

Your babies are going to be big then... Romeo is quite well proportioned doesnt appear bumhigh atm.

I wanted something that would make 15.1 / 15.2.... friends up the yard reckon he will hit 16hh I wanted a big boy but not that big im only 5ft1 (and a bit)...

My sisters 24 month old is 15.3 she's guna bee mahoosivee!

Different breeds grow at different rates tho don't they? So just thought I ask other peoples opinions .....
    06-10-2011, 08:23 AM
To me your guy looks a bit downhill, which is normal for a growing youngster. I'm no expert with height predictions. I hope he ends up where you'd like him to be! You could try a string test on him, which is never foolproof, but might give you an idea.
    06-10-2011, 09:13 AM
He should end up between 15 hh and 15:2.
    06-10-2011, 10:13 AM
How tall are his Grandparents? Height can also come from them.
    06-10-2011, 10:47 AM
I dunno a darn thing about height but my goodness he is gorgeous! If he doesnt reach the height you want, let me know if he's for sale ;) . He is stunning
    06-17-2011, 08:55 PM
Initially looking at the photo, I would have to have said that judging from your youngsters height when compared to your height he looks a lot bigger than 14hh!
But then I read you were 5ft1, and then it looked a lot more reasonable! XD
My baby is 12 months and 14.1hh, we've got him predicted between 15.3-16.1hh if that's anything to go by? :)
I've read that you should roughly put two hands on the yearling height, growing anything between 6-10 inches :) you could try the string tests? From the coranet band to the dip in the front of their knee. If it measures, eg, 15 1/4 inches, rough height = 15.1
Or the other test, to measure from under the crook of their front leg - all intents and purposes, their armpits - to the back of the fetlock, then this distance should roughly equal the distance above the top of their front leg they will mature to :)
Hope this helps!

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