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post #11 of 17 Old 11-21-2012, 01:14 PM
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I agree with Spotted, every breed is different

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post #12 of 17 Old 11-21-2012, 04:40 PM
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I am new to this website and cannot figure out how to make a thread... :/ I bought a rescue foal from the auction, all I know is that her mother was Percheron X quarter horse (one of the biggest horses in the auction) This foal that I have now is close to 7 months and is HUGE! I am wondering how big you think she will mature to? Very Muscular!!!
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In this pic, the horse by her is 14.2hh, and baby is about 6 months.
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The guy in the picture is about 5'10''
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The 12 yr old in this pic is taller than average, so how big do you wonder she will be?
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post #13 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 11:51 AM
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It could be that she had put on a bit of weight and filled out. I bet she's looking great at the moment!
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post #14 of 17 Old 11-29-2012, 11:56 AM
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I am new to this website and cannot figure out how to make a thread... :/ I bought a rescue foal from the auction, all I know is that her mother was Percheron X quarter horse (one of the biggest horses in the auction) This foal that I have now is close to 7 months and is HUGE! I am wondering how big you think she will mature to? Very Muscular!!!
http://www.horseforum.com/members/38...69/tyui-34655/
In this pic, the horse by her is 14.2hh, and baby is about 6 months.
http://www.horseforum.com/members/38...69/drty-34647/
http://www.horseforum.com/members/38...curious-34645/
The guy in the picture is about 5'10''
http://www.horseforum.com/members/38...520baby-34644/
The 12 yr old in this pic is taller than average, so how big do you wonder she will be?
Its really difficult to say as pure draft horses (heavies) don't stop growing until they are 6 or 7. Heavy horses do most of their growing in the first 2-3 years and then the rate slows down. As she's a cross breed, you really can't tell what her final height will be as it depends on her parents and how tall they were. One thing you can be sure of, she will be be a large horse. Mares tend not to grow as big as the boys but who knows. Its going to be a waiting game. Just enjoy and love her until she stops growing.
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post #15 of 17 Old 11-30-2012, 12:00 AM
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When I measured for 4H, we didn't have to measure after the horse turned 5 unless someone disputed it. I feel, my Arab/Foxtrotter grew after he was 5, but I know I'm shrinking, too.
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post #16 of 17 Old 12-03-2012, 12:36 PM
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Like stated above, each breed grows at it's own rate. Usually around 3 you get a fairly good idea as to how tall the horse will eventually be but 4-5 is generally when they stop growing.

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post #17 of 17 Old 12-03-2012, 04:28 PM
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We have a 7 year old QH mare who was 14.1hh as a four year old, but now sticks at 15.1hh O_o

My miniature horse mare was 32.5" as a three year old, but has put on an inch and a half and a lot of width in the past year.

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