Predicting Size

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    • 1 Post By NdAppy

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        01-05-2013, 08:04 PM
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    Hi All.

    I've not been on this site in ages, but have always enjoyed the feedback from other memebers.
    New question, and its just for curiosity here..

    I have a really lovely colt that my mare had in may 2012, she is 14.2 arab x tb and after going to a fair few stallion yards we went for a 16.1 dwb x tb in the hope of a 15h-ish final horse size for the foal.

    Now I know that there are always exceptsions and many generations from way back can come to the fore.. but just for fun and curiosity really..has anyone out there got a full up size from the above sized parents?

    He is 8months old and about 13h at present and my dream come true and I often visulise him all grown up and wonder what size he will stop at, not that it matters to me tho.

    Curious...anyone have any ??
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        01-05-2013, 09:11 PM
    Green Broke
    I would have to guess at 15.2 for the final height but that's just a guess.
    My farrier has a 3 yr old purebred Arabian colt who is currently 16.2 hands high, a full hand taller than his sire and nearly 2 hands taller than the dam :O
        01-06-2013, 03:28 PM
    Unfortunately there is no way to predict completely a horse's final height. Your best bet would be to use the string test.
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