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    11-14-2012, 09:35 AM
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Weanling
How tall are your foals?

As the title says, How tall are your foals and how old are they? Also how big is their dam and sire?
     
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    11-14-2012, 10:04 AM
  #2
Trained
Not my fella but there's a 6 month old colt who is best buds with my gelding. He is about 14hh tall! My gelding is about 14.3 and the colt is a little shorter. The parents are both Drum Horses. Momma is a large 16hh girl. Looks like a giant gypsy vanner. I've heard the sire was bigger but I've never seen him.
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    11-14-2012, 03:30 PM
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Yearling
This is my friends clydey cross foal, Elwood. He's the biggest baby I have seen - just enormous. He was also the hairiest baby horse in the whole wide world I swear LOL
The first few I took the day he was born, the next are when he was weaned... Merlot stayed over for a few weeks to be his 'Aunty' you can see how big he is on weaning compared to her and she is a good 15.2hh
I must take some more of him now - he is incredibly huge!
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    11-14-2012, 04:12 PM
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Tribulation was seven months old on the 5th. She sticks 14.1hh. Hijinx is 5 months old today and he sticks 13.2hh. One is just a hair taller and the other a little shorter than my shortest gelding

Tribby's dam is 15.3hh and her sire is a solid 16.2hh.
Hijinx's dam was 16hh and he is sired by the same stallion.

Both are Thoroughbred babies & they both "string test" to mature around 16-16.1hh. I guess we shall see!



     
    11-14-2012, 04:20 PM
  #5
Trained
^^^ Awe.

I am in love with Elwood. How freaking adorable is he? *Grabby hands*
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    11-14-2012, 04:25 PM
  #6
Yearling
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
^^^ Awe.

I am in love with Elwood. How freaking adorable is he? *Grabby hands*
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I know he was hilarious from day one - cheeky and in your face. Fortunately my friend is very knowledgeable as foal this big with his attitude could have been a major problem.
He is now nearly a year old and one of the most polite, sweet natured horses around.
I'll pop down in the next couple of days (as soon as the weather clears) and get some updated photos of him.
     
    11-14-2012, 04:43 PM
  #7
Weanling
Love to read all of the replies!

My filly is between 11.1-11.2hh, she will be six months in a week.

Her dam is 14.2-14.3hh and her father is 13.3-14hh.

I asked a breeder about my fillys size. She belives she will be about 12.2hh when she's all grown up. Lol! The tricks nature plays sometimes.
     
    11-14-2012, 05:02 PM
  #8
Started
Oh my goodness, I can't believe how small she is going to be Stella. Does this change the plans you have for her?
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The filly born at the farm around a month ago is HUGE. We haven't measured her yet, but her legs are already as long as her mommy's! Dam: 15.1hh Sire: 15.2hh.
     
    11-14-2012, 05:13 PM
  #9
Weanling
I know! I'ts crazy. But the breeders foals - that will be about 14.2-14.3hh are 13hh now!

Well I won't be able to ride her, but I will never sell her.

I guess I will have to start driving instead of riding dressage. I am thinking about buying another foal though, that will be big enough for me to ride when it's all grown up.
     
    11-14-2012, 05:13 PM
  #10
Showing
I'm so with CL, Elwood is so darn cute! I haven't measured my little monster but I will when I go out to feed in a bit and get back to you. She is a little tank. Shouldn't be a tall mare, she's very cow bred - sire is 14.2 and dam is 15.2. Her long yearling full brother is 14.2 and about 2 inches butt high right now.

Here's little miss sassy pants pouting. She hangs out in a stall for dinner with her halter & rope before our daily behave your little self lessons while I feed the rest of the gang. She doesn't think much of that plan. Dark crummy cell pic but the pout is still pretty noticeable
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And a few weeks ago before weaning fun began. Grey mare is her dam.
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