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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Horses do grow until 5-6, but rarely ever get taller past their third year, and if they do, its by an inch or less. Most horses spend their fourth, fifth, and sixth years filling out, closing up bones, and gaining muscle.
I would pass her up as well. Long back, short legs, weak loins, upright shoulder (causing short striding and 'joltiness' in many horses) and a chest that isn't very well defined. She's a bit posty in the back, too. Trail horse? Sure. Maybe even a lesson or arena horse, but not a competitive anything, and definitely not something that I'd want a foal out of.
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