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  • If a horse is 12.1 hh at 2 monthd old, how big will it get?
  • Determining the adult size of a foal

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    11-22-2012, 11:02 PM
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Foal's adult size?

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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?
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    11-22-2012, 11:03 PM
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Any way to guess how big he'll get?
What age do they stop growing usually?
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    11-22-2012, 11:51 PM
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    11-22-2012, 11:57 PM
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Thanks, I'll try those.
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    11-22-2012, 11:58 PM
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Yearling
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 :)
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    11-24-2012, 02:57 PM
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Weanling
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, 05:23 PM
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Trained
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, 01:38 PM
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Foal
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 :)
     

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