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post #1 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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is my foal stunted?

I have a 9 month old quarter horse colt that my step dad says that he looks like his.growth is stunted. He is currently 13hh according to a height and weight tape. I don't really know anything about his parents so.... I was just wondering what is the average height for a little Guy his age? Oh and what do you think he will mature at? Also what is the best feed to promote healthy growth. Thanks!
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post #2 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 11:32 AM
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Welcome to the forum, CourtneyB.

Without knowing anything about his parents, there is no way to judge his overall height at maturity except by the string method. Determine Horse Mature Height

As for the feed, there are many members here who can give you great direction with that. Good luck with him and think about gelding him if he isn't already.

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post #3 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you, I was just wondering if this sounded like an average height for a 9 month old quarter horse? Ill try the string test :)
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post #4 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 12:44 PM
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That height is not unreasonably small.Alot depends on how he is bred,you can get a general idea of the more norm/average of certain breeding lines so you know more what to expect.ie)If he is more cutting horse lines he will be smaller.
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post #5 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 01:29 PM
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How do you know he is a quarter horse? Could he be a cross or is it that he just looks like one or that the seller told you that he was?

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post #6 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks paintedpastures, and I guess you guys are right,hemay be a cross ....I just hope its not with a pony! :)) I hope he reaches 15hh
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post #7 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 01:57 PM Thread Starter
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Any suggestions on a feed that promotes growth or supplements? This is my first ever colt to raise ....
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post #8 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 03:43 PM
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Id say he's right on track for the average horse, I bought my horse at 10months old, and he was around 13hh-13.2hh. So being 9months and 13hh, IMO doesnt sound like hes stunted....pics might help, as far as food goes, Im sure someone else with more knowledge can help you out
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post #9 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Well thank you very much. I will post some pics later on or tomorrow... has anyone ever used nutrena empower boost? A few people told me to try that to bulk him up.
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post #10 of 26 Old 11-23-2011, 04:46 PM
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If he's 9months and truely 13h there is no way he will be pony size, no need to worry.
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