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  • Stunted weanling
  • Will under feeding yearlingnhorse stunt him

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    11-24-2011, 09:34 AM
  #21
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Originally Posted by Peppy Barrel Racing    
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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    11-24-2011, 09:38 AM
  #22
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Thanks for everyone's input! I am feeding him a feed for weanlings/yearlings. I contacted the seller that I got my colt from and she said that the mom was 15.2hh....so is it true that the foals take the size of the mare?
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    11-24-2011, 11:04 AM
  #23
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No, they can get bigger than the mare. My mom bought a QH weanling who's dam was 14.2hh and sire was 15.1hh and when he finished growing he toped out at 16hh.

I think 13hh isn't stunted for a 9 month old. I once got an Arab yearling who's growth was stunted and he was the size of an average weanling for his breed. His was definitely the case of lack of proper nutrition. He was being fed in a tiny stall with two QH yearlings and couldn't compete. He also was never wormed and had a horrible wormy pot belly.

Good luck with your guy, he should get to be a nice size for you.
     
    11-24-2011, 12:04 PM
  #24
Foal
OK thank you, I think my step dad is just used to having these monster sized horses and I don't think my boy (Buddy) will be quiet that big. I worm him regularly and he is on a good feed and good hay.. thanks for all the input!
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    12-01-2011, 01:07 PM
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Green Broke
My two year old just hit 13 hands....lol
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    12-02-2011, 05:41 AM
  #26
Trained
My 11 month old is 13.1 at the wither and 13.2 at the top of the croup. She should mature between 15hh-15.2hh. MUCH taller than either parent!! Her dam is only 14.2 and her sire 14.3 so I will admit I wasn't holding out much hope but at this stage it looks like I was wrong.

Your 9 month old is definitely NOT stunted!
     

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