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  • How can I bulk up my draft foal
  • My foal is 14.2 at 11 months old how big will he get

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    11-23-2011, 05:52 PM
  #11
Foal
OK awesome! You guys have eased my mind a little about this. I hope he reaches 15h
     
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    11-23-2011, 07:26 PM
  #12
Yearling
Yes, he doesn't sound stunted. When I bought my draft cross, he was 14.3 at 11 mos. And ended up 18 hands so your colt sounds more average sized to me!
I have a large pony that is 13.3 so yours will definitely end up taller, he has 4+ years to grow still :)
     
    11-23-2011, 07:37 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Dont try to bulk him up!! He is very young and is going to look gangly. Don't feed him too much because unnormal weight will put too much stress on his joints which have not closed yet.

Try looking for a feed that is promoted for weanlings and yearlings.
     
    11-23-2011, 08:00 PM
  #14
Yearling
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Originally Posted by danastark    
Yes, he doesn't sound stunted. When I bought my draft cross, he was 14.3 at 11 mos. And ended up 18 hands so your colt sounds more average sized to me!
I have a large pony that is 13.3 so yours will definitely end up taller, he has 4+ years to grow still :)
18 hands ...yeesh. This thread makes me want to measure my Kiera. She is just going to be 7 months old, and recently went REALLY REALLY butt high. Her butt is approximately to the notch in my shoulder now.
     
    11-23-2011, 08:28 PM
  #15
Started
He will likely be 14.1 - 14.2 hh

Good chart:

Age (months) % of Mature Weight % of Mature Height

Birth 8-9 61-64
1 16-18 66-68
3 27-29 75-77
6 45-47 83-86
9 56-58 89-91
12 65-69 91-93
18 78-83 94-96
24 87-92 96-98
30 93-97 97-99
36 95-99 98-100
48 98-100 99-100
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    11-23-2011, 11:14 PM
  #16
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Ray MacDonald    
Dont try to bulk him up!! He is very young and is going to look gangly. Don't feed him too much because unnormal weight will put too much stress on his joints which have not closed yet.

Try looking for a feed that is promoted for weanlings and yearlings.
Bingo!
     
    11-23-2011, 11:36 PM
  #17
Green Broke
I have used Purina Ultium Growth, but it is pretty costly. Even Purina Strategy GX can be fed to young horses to balance out their hay. So yes, something made for growing horses would be the way to go. Then you know he is getting all he needs to reach is genetic potential.
     
    11-24-2011, 12:11 AM
  #18
Trained
My QH is six years old and only 13hh
     
    11-24-2011, 12:20 AM
  #19
Showing
When I was a kid, many moons ago, we never heard of hip displasia. Now that's all we hear about with big dogs. Brainwashed into feeding these dogs high powered feed which causes them to grow too fast. Same thing with colts. Whatever you decided to feed, feed only half the recommended amount. Keep in mind the feed company wants to keep selling you their feed so make blanket recommendations because they can't monitor the animal's progress. Good quality hay that is dust free is still the best thing to feed your youngster. His growth may be a little slower but he'll be better off for it.
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    11-24-2011, 01:45 AM
  #20
Started
I feed my foal weanling 12% an 14% textured oats. Higher fat feeds are great for growing babies. This is my colt Jet he is 4 months old. As you can see his is well filled in and pretty plump lol. He's not missing any meals that's for sure. His mom is just under 15 hands.



     

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