average size for a yearling Rocky Mountain - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 06-07-2011, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
average size for a yearling Rocky Mountain

I'm kind of new to the horse business. I just purchased a year old rocky mountain stud coat. He is out of the chocolate venture line. He just turned one this June. Right now he is 55.5 inches tall. How much more will he grow?
wchapman4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 06-07-2011, 02:23 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Gloomy Indianapolis
Posts: 791
• Horses: 1
That's not a bad size for a yearling, how tall were his parents? In my experience most Rockys top out between 14.2-15.2hh. My gelding was pretty close to that height at a year old, now he is 15.1. Have you tried the string test?
Jacksmama is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 06-07-2011, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
What is the string test?
His father is Home Grown and is 14.3, but to my best collection the rest of his pedigree are over 15 hands. His birth mother Royal Flush is 15.1
wchapman4 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 06-08-2011, 01:58 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Henry County, Kentucky
Posts: 256
• Horses: 4
take a tape measure and measure from the top of the hoof to the middle of the knee

15"= 15 hands

That's usually pretty accurate, although 55" goes to 13.3 hands that's not bad size for a yearling at all imo, if you arnt in any hurry I wouldnt cut him and feed him a good feed, food and health determines a lot on how a horse will grow and develop

Nate

Horse Heaven Farm Mountain Horses
Showing, Breeding, Training, and Sales
hccumminssmoke is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 06-08-2011, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 19
• Horses: 0
I done the string test on him last night and he measured 15 and a quarter. I sure hope he is over 15 hands as I am over 6ft tall. I don't plan on cutting him unless I have too. Thanks for your expertise
wchapman4 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 06-09-2011, 01:38 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 5,207
• Horses: 2
When you guys say "cutting" I assume you mean gelding? Because gelding, if anything, makes them grow taller. It is testosterone that signals the closing of the growth plates (or so I am told).

I have a 1/2 Foxtrotter, 1/2 QH gelding who is almost 11 months old and currently 14 hands. My vet acts like he will make 16 hands or better because he has always been a big colt. (String test puts him at 16.1) I gelded mine at 5 months and it certainly hasn't stunted him.

Here is my boy....just because I love to show him off.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg zanerun2.jpg (61.2 KB, 186 views)
trailhorserider is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rocky Mountain/Kentucky Mountain Macslady Gaited Horses 110 10-23-2010 09:54 PM
On The Hunt for Another Rocky Mountain Macslady Gaited Horses 16 09-19-2010 08:39 PM
Rocky Mountain Rejoice my2geldings Miniature Horses 19 07-03-2009 01:07 AM
rocky mountain horse????? englishcowgrl Horse Breeds 6 08-06-2007 08:25 PM
Rocky Mountain Horses Boss Horse Breeds 1 08-01-2007 06:49 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome