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post #1 of 25 Old 10-20-2009, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Quarter Horses 16hh?

The horse I'm getting is Quarter Horse. At first we thought the people that own her now said she is 16.1 hh. But I wonder if she is 15.1 hh. I'm going to be asking them again so I know for sure, but I thought that Quarter Horses didn't get much over 15hh. Is this true or can they be even up to 16.1hh? Thanks!
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Absolutely. Most of the HUS horses are at least 16hh, with many in the 17hh range.
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I agree I have owned QH's that were well over 16 hands.

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Yes, they definitely can get over 16 hh. My gelding now is 2 at 15 hh, his dam was 16.1 hh. Mainly it is the Appendix QH that gets so tall, which is a QH that has TB in it's background.

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post #5 of 25 Old 10-20-2009, 02:52 AM
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My friend has a Hot Scotch gelding and hes heading to the 16.1 hh mark. Pure quarter horse.
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post #6 of 25 Old 10-20-2009, 03:21 AM
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yep, I've ridden and known several QHs over 16hh =)
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post #7 of 25 Old 10-20-2009, 06:49 AM
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Yes! Especially appendix QH's- There is a 17.1 appendix in our barn
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post #8 of 25 Old 10-20-2009, 07:48 AM
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Abe is QH and stands 16.1H His granpa was a TB. QH's can come in heights from 13.2 on up to 17plus, well they can be pretty tall. Cutting horses and many foundation horses are on the shorter side, bred for quickness/cattyness to work cattle. Race breds and many show horses are tall. They typically have TB close up and have been bred for height and/or speed.

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My first QH gelding was welll over 16 hands when he was mature.
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post #10 of 25 Old 10-20-2009, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the information! That is really good to know - I always thought for some reason that Quarter horses are usually never over 15hh! I learn something new every day on this forum!
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