Foal's adult size?

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds

Foal's adult size?

This is a discussion on Foal's adult size? within the Horse Breeds forums, part of the Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics category
  • Determining the adult size of a foal
  • If a horse is 12.1 hh at 2 monthd old, how big will it get?

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Spotted

LinkBack Thread Tools
    11-22-2012, 10:02 PM
Foal's adult size?

Not exactly sure where to put this...
We have a 7 1/2 month old Quarter horse colt who measures 12.1 hands right now. His sire is about 14.3/15 hands, and his dam is 15.1. Any ideas how big he'll get?
Posted via Mobile Device
Sponsored Links
    11-22-2012, 10:03 PM
Any way to guess how big he'll get?
What age do they stop growing usually?
Posted via Mobile Device
    11-22-2012, 10:51 PM
    11-22-2012, 10:57 PM
Thanks, I'll try those.
Posted via Mobile Device
    11-22-2012, 10:58 PM
I always measured from the cornary band to the center of the knee
Ie. 15 and a half inches would be 15.2 hh full grown
15" = 15hh
Worked for me evrey time. It also works on adult horses, try it :)
ParaIndy likes this.
    11-24-2012, 01:57 PM
Same with me, Spotted! I have tried it with all my adult horses and it works every time. According to that, my Morgan colt will be 15.2 or 15.3 hands.
    11-25-2012, 04:23 PM
Like others have said in one way or another, the cannon bone is the same at birth as it is for life, so it is a reasonably reliable "indicator". I had a bay gelding that grew 2 hands between his 3rd birthday to his 5th. I knew he "would/should" be about 15 hh, and b/c I like shorter horses and was happy w that "prediction"; he ended up at 16 hh.
    12-03-2012, 12:38 PM
A good guess would be about 15HH based on sire and dam. Could be taller, could be shorter. Nutrition and environment have an impact as well :)

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Final adult size of a mini? Wheatermay Miniature Horses 13 10-29-2012 09:55 AM
Share Your Appy Color Changes-From Foal to Adult Phantomcolt18 Horse Colors and Genetics 11 08-09-2012 10:27 PM
Estimate Foal's Adult Height? Chelley Horse Breeding 7 05-19-2012 10:32 AM
Foal Size IvySteele Horse Breeding 10 03-21-2011 08:40 AM
size of a FOAl jess93 Horse Breeding 13 12-06-2010 10:39 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0