I have an Arabian/Quarter horse yearling (Born July 2010.) His ****(QH) is 15.3 and his Sire(Arab) is 15.1. When I got him in August I was very surprised at his size. He was still in a weanling halter, and looked like he could have been my 15 hand gieldings 5 month old foal when they were side by side.
He's gone through a little growth spurt, graduated to a yearling halter and is slowly getting up to 13 hands. I know Arabian's grow slowly, I purchased him knowing I couldn't even think about breaking him in until he was at least 3/4 years old.
Just how slow is he going to grow though? Everyone that sees him doubts he'll get near the 15 hand mark, but his beeder assured me he would. I even did the string test and it said he'd be about 15 hands so I am holding onto my faith!
So for those that have had Arabian and Arabian cross babies, how slow, if slow at all did they grow?
And a little off topic, what kind of equipment did you use? I was hoping to do some ground work with him next winter and am probably going to have to look into some pony sized tack.
I included pictures, who doesn't like horse pictures on a horse forum?! This is Phantom! (He's also in my avatar, the little grey under my chesnut's head. That was back in August.)