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  • Late growth in foxtrotter 2 year old

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    04-02-2013, 10:57 PM
Yep, I know a warmblood that topped out at 17.2 as a 7-year-old ... my 5-year-old Trakehner x is still gaining height as well.
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    04-02-2013, 11:07 PM
16.2hh is tall,Do you have a picture of him? I know they can definitely grow till 6-7 but those last couple years is mostly filling out not gaining significant amounts in height.
    04-02-2013, 11:14 PM
Green Broke
I have a not-quite-3 yr old who is already between 15.2-15.3. He is a QH/Missouri Fox Trotter cross. I wonder if he will still grow in height?

Do they normally grow in height after age 3? Or are most horses pretty well done by 3?

I have a feeling nutrition has a lot to do with it. I know a lady whose youngsters are the same age as mine (coming 3 or 3) but they still look very immature. My guy never lacks for anything so I have a feeling that is why he is huge. (That's him in my avatar as a 2 yr old.) Or maybe it is just a throwback of genetics. He is already taller than his sire and dam.

How much more height do they usually gain from age 3 to maturity?
    04-02-2013, 11:21 PM
My mare was 3 y/o and 15 HH when I bought her two years ago. She is now 5 y/o and 15.3HH. I'm thinking she should be about done growing, but it may be still early to know. She really grew and filled out a lot last year. She even out grew her custom made halter, lol! She is now looking like a beautifl mare and not a scrawny yearling.
    04-02-2013, 11:34 PM
Green Broke
The "string test" put my guy at 16.1 and I'm wondering if he will make it.

Keep in mind I don't need a horse any taller than he is already. I prayed for a big horse because I'm a heavy rider. But I should have been more specific when I said my prayers and requested stocky, not necessarily tall.

So can you expect about 3 more inches from the age of 3 to maturity? Would that be typical or atypical?
    04-02-2013, 11:59 PM
Green Broke
There are no rules. I would say most horses max out ( within 1-2 inches ) in height by 3-4, and the majority, except drafts, max out bulk wise at 5-6.

I have seen horses grow a hand after 3. I've also seen horses add 200# in bulk after 7. No real rules.
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