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    11-20-2012, 05:48 PM
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Foal
What age does a horse stop growing?

Last March I bought a QH mare. She turned 7 in Jan. She was advertised as being about 14.2. I swear she has grown another 2 or 3 inches. I notice it when brushing her. When I got her I didn't hardly have to stretch to reach her back and butt. Now I know her but is a lot higher. She either grew or I shrunk
     
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    11-20-2012, 06:10 PM
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Yearling
I always thought 5-7 years they stop growing. I think every breed is different.
     
    11-20-2012, 07:22 PM
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Green Broke
Horses usually start to slow down in their growing at 3 and reach their full height (bone structure-wise) at around 4/5, however that does not mean that they do not build muscle and mass on top of that over time, which can really do alot to a horse's final height
     
    11-20-2012, 07:34 PM
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Maybe you're shrinking
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    11-21-2012, 12:25 AM
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Weanling
I bought my girl in June last year ('11), when she was a 3yr. Old. She was exactly 15.0. We measured her with a height stick a month ago, and she is officially 15.3 now. So, hopefully she slows done now that she's 4 almost 5 yrs old. I've always horses continue to grow up till around 6 or 7yrs of age.
     
    11-21-2012, 01:04 AM
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Yearling
I've had a couple that grew taller past 6
     
    11-21-2012, 11:20 AM
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Foal
I was thinking I was shrinking. She has put on quite a bit of weight since I've had her. Had to cut down a bit on feed she was getting really fat!
     
    11-21-2012, 11:32 AM
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Yearling
Most of my Saddlebreds were done with height by the time they were 3 but they fill out quite a bit after that making them appear to be larger.
     
    11-21-2012, 01:52 PM
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Weanling
It is usually different depending on what breed
     
    11-21-2012, 02:12 PM
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mls
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Originally Posted by luv2ride    
I was thinking I was shrinking. She has put on quite a bit of weight since I've had her. Had to cut down a bit on feed she was getting really fat!
A wider horse will seem taller. You have to stretch over the width of the horse.
     

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