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    05-17-2011, 07:00 PM
Green Broke
Mature height

So Stormy is our newest addition.

I haven't taped her yet but she is very leggy. She is a welsh/arab cross. Her mama was pretty short...probably 12.3 or 13 hh. My mom taped her to her fetlock to her elbow and it says she will mature to 14.3 to 15 hands. Anyways,I was wondering how accurate this is. She taped her other adult horses and it measures out to what they are now.

I am hoping she will be tall enough for me to ride. Is there any way to really determine?

Here is the link to what her dam looked like.

Got a cute rescue mare and her something month old filly...and she is maybe pregnant?

Here is stormy.
She is tied in the round pen incase she somehow got loose she wouldn't go too far.

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    05-17-2011, 08:06 PM
Green Broke

Will measure her tonight
    05-17-2011, 08:13 PM
My Grandpa swore by the string test and though I don't have a whole lot of experience with it, I trust his opinion. It will likely be accurate to within a couple of inches so I would say that she'll be no shorter than 14hh. I really don't think she'll be too small for an average rider.

She's a cute little black filly, too .
    05-17-2011, 08:21 PM
Green Broke
Oh good! I was hoping she would be a nice little horse to ride. I weigh 160..would that be too big for an arab?
    05-17-2011, 08:24 PM
I would say probably not, though it depends on whether she matures to be a bit stocky or whether she stays narrow and gangly.
    05-17-2011, 08:26 PM
Green Broke
    05-17-2011, 10:26 PM
From my experience with foals make sure she is getting alot of grain! Since they tend to loose alot during growth spirts giving them alot of grain will help them mature to their full potential. :)
    05-18-2011, 12:33 AM
Green Broke
I have her on LMF development right now making sure she gets all her nutrients. My mom had her on rice bran and vitamin supplements.

I have her in the pasture now that she is getting more comfortable so she will be romping around and getting lots of exercise.

I didn't have time to measure her but I'm guessing 13 hands right now.
    05-20-2011, 10:02 PM
How old is she?

My filly was 12+hh when I got her @ 10 months. She's now 2+ and 14hh and supposed to finish around 15-15.2 according to the string test so I don't see why your filly wont make it :)

I disagree about graining her hard. Correct food fed consistently will not only ensure that she meets her full potential but that she mets it in a healthy way with sound bones and joints. That way you can enjoy her for a VERY long time :)

She's adorable is she going to gray out? I see something that kinda looks like graying on that back foot.

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