I've got an 8 month old colt here and I'm trying to find out how big he'll be.
His mum was about 14.1hh.
His Dad is unknown.
Mum is a young wild mare mustered pregnant, foaled at 2 1/2 yo.
His dad is unknown, but I always thought he was probably similar to the height of his mum as they would likely have been a family group and related. Also I'd heard that the size is more inherited from the mum.
I thought that he'd be somewhere around 14hh like his mum.
I've heard of the method of measuring the distance from mid-knee to coronet and expanding to hands ... 14 inches being 14 hh at maturity etc.
I tried this on him, and came up with an apparent 12.2hh!!
Gosh what ... that's not a lot of use to me .... a pack pony might be handy but I wanted to ride him! If he's that size I'd squash the poor wee mite!
Has anyone got any other ideas to estimate his size? And is that figure likely to be accurate?
I don't understand how he could turn out so small ... that would be like the very smallest the horses in that area come as and then some ... the dad must have been a mini with a step ladder to get that out of Chev!