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post #1 of 8 Old 03-10-2007, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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expected hieght of foal

Hello I am new to this site I have 2 mares one is a rising 2 filly gypsy/irish cob I was told when I got her a year ago as a yearling that she would make 15 hands as they said her mother was a 15h as was the sire, I cannot see her getting close to that size she stands at 13.2 now, my other mare who is a 15.2 cob light chestnut with flaxen main and tail infact id go so far as to say she's blonde tail and main almost pallamino, I wonder how big a foal would make of my 15.2 mare if put to a rather handsom gypsy cob stallion who is 13.2 it would be safe to say any foal born would make 14.2 but as predicted hieghts go with the 1st mentioned fily as with her it will be a case of lets weight and see its a shame as we are all adults in our family so we would have to sell her as no one will be able to ride her and she is much loved, if any one has had a foal born to a larger mare smaller sire let me know what hieght the foals made is it true hey go more towards the mare thank you for reading :?:
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-10-2007, 11:26 PM
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I have no idea
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-13-2007, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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come on someone must have a idea the mare 15.2 the sire 13.2
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-14-2007, 09:46 AM
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it's hard to tell, you might be close with 14hh...but it could take it's fathers hight, or it's mom...i'd guess around 14hhs....it makes sence to me....
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post #5 of 8 Old 03-14-2007, 01:33 PM
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Hi, a foal is suppose to be closer to its mothers height, so bearing in mind its sire is 13.2hh and dam 15.2hh it will probably be 14.2 to 15hh. That's what it claims in textbooks anyway....
What height were you hoping for? :)
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-15-2007, 06:11 PM Thread Starter
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what it is there isnt many stallions round here but this totally hansom gypsy cob he's jus 13.2 but what he lacks in hieght he more then makes up in the looks deptment my mare is 15.1 I know the foals are supposed to take after the mothers size, I really hope they do I havent put them together yet it was just a idea
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-16-2007, 04:53 AM
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They both sound lovely, will make a nice foal. You;ll have to put some pics on.
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post #8 of 8 Old 03-21-2007, 03:40 AM
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Hello, I have a guestimate formula for you that my father used when he was breeding what we call a stationbred or crossbred horse here in NZ. They were for hillcountry work, mustering....etc. ANYWAY at 1year and again at 2years he would measure in inches from sole of hoof to point of elbow and multiply by two. It would alter in a year slightly and he would take the higher measurement. He reckons it was mostly right and if not only out by 1 or 2 points. Of course this isn't helpful until you have your foal on the ground.
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