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post #1 of 16 Old 09-23-2011, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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how tall will she grow?

hi everyone
I have a 18 month old filly, I know nothing about her history, she stands at 14hands now, so I thought id ask how tall do you all think she will grow to?
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post #2 of 16 Old 09-23-2011, 06:25 PM
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No idea but she's very pretty!
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without knowing about her lineage/breed, etc. Your guess is as good as ours. If she's already 14hh though, I'd say 15hh is definitely possible, maybe even a bit bigger. She's cute!

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The average 18 month old is 94-96% of their mature height. At 14 hands, the guesstimate height would be around 14.3hh.

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Looks like a gypsy vanner =p
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She's so adorable!

I don't knwo about her height, sorry.

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A reasonably accurate way I was taught by some old timers (people who are or would be 85+ years now) is to measure the distance from the coronet band (top of the hoof) up to the center of the knee (just above the cannon bone).

Every inch's equal to a hand, or a 1 to 4 ratio (one inch = four inches). If the distance was 14.25" you could estimate the horse to reach 14.1 hands.

Not saying it's always 100%, but it has often been pretty close.
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A reasonably accurate way I was taught by some old timers (people who are or would be 85+ years now) is to measure the distance from the coronet band (top of the hoof) up to the center of the knee (just above the cannon bone).

Every inch's equal to a hand, or a 1 to 4 ratio (one inch = four inches). If the distance was 14.25" you could estimate the horse to reach 14.1 hands.

Not saying it's always 100%, but it has often been pretty close.
See, I don't think this works. I tried it on Aires and got between 17.1-18" (bugger kept moving around and trying to see what I was doing, so I had to measure four times and got a different measurement each time). Right now he's right around 15.2-15.3hh (closer to 15.3hh) and two-years-old. Someone said that at two they are 97-98% of their adult height (something like that). So, by the string test, he'll turn out in the 17-18hh range. By the other reckoning (based on him being 97-98% of his adult height), he'll top our at maybe 16.1hh.

Also, I tried the method where you measure with a lead rope from fetlock to elbow, then invert the lead rope and measure from elbow up and wherever the end of the rope falls above the withers is how tall they'll be. By that, again, he'll be around 17hh.

Sorry, not meaning to go OT, but just maybe trying to warn the OP that these methods are often more confusing than they are helpful.

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See, I don't think this works. I tried it on Aires and got between 17.1-18" (bugger kept moving around and trying to see what I was doing, so I had to measure four times and got a different measurement each time). Right now he's right around 15.2-15.3hh (closer to 15.3hh) and two-years-old. Someone said that at two they are 97-98% of their adult height (something like that). So, by the string test, he'll turn out in the 17-18hh range. By the other reckoning (based on him being 97-98% of his adult height), he'll top our at maybe 16.1hh.

Also, I tried the method where you measure with a lead rope from fetlock to elbow, then invert the lead rope and measure from elbow up and wherever the end of the rope falls above the withers is how tall they'll be. By that, again, he'll be around 17hh.

Sorry, not meaning to go OT, but just maybe trying to warn the OP that these methods are often more confusing than they are helpful.
Out of 6 horses it's been between 2" off to dead on for predicting the height of those 6. That's always been close enough for me . Of course I had to wait over 5 years a couple of times for them to finish growing "up". One TWH and one TWH cross.

But as I said, it's not "always 100%". Just been close enough for me so far. In about 2 and 3 years I'll be able to determine it's accuracy rate for 2 more horses.
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This method has always been pretty accurate: Determine Horse Mature Height

Beautiful filly, BTW. As another member said, looks to have Vanner or Drum in her. Love the feathers.

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