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post #1 of 5 Old 08-22-2012, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question OTTB height

Another OTTB joined our family last week. He turned four years old in March. My farrier came out yesterday for trims. Afterwards I measured the new guy... he's 16.3 and a half. I am sure he'll be 17 hands when his heels grow out.

But I'm wondering... is he finished growing? Should I not be surprised if he tops out at 17.2h?
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-22-2012, 12:18 PM
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It wouldn't surprise me to see him end up around 17.1hh.

Is he right off the track or has he already been off for a while. A friend of mine sticked her guy right off the track at 16 hh and after about 9 months off he'd put on an extra inch. Less stress on his body and some good quality pasture + hay is what did it, I would guess. And he was only 3, so I would assume he still has at least another inch or two left to go. Your guy could likely do the same.

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Is he right off the track or has he already been off for a while.
Right off the track. His last race was in July.
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Oh jeeze! I had a 3 year old OTTB for a while. I sticked him when I got him, and he was 17h. I sticked him again 6 months later and he had jumped up to 17.2h. He was still ass high, and not even 4 years old. I'd say after I sold him he probably hit 18h.

OTTBs can be tall boogers, so its probably not safe to say what he'll end up at just yet. Give him a little bit of time off to unwind and see where that gets you :)

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I had a TB and a standardbred right off the track as 3 year olds and both added a full two inches within 3 months.
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