Originally Posted by Ace80908
He will thicken and grow more as he continues to mature. I have never, ever, ever seen a horse that did not grow from their 2 year old year to their 4 year old year. My bet is that he will be taller, thicker, and stronger next year, then slowly taper off - my mare grew a hand from the spring of her three year old year til the winter of her four year old year, and my bet is he'll level off completely as well.
It's basically the difference between a 16/17 year old teenager and a 25 year old. HUGE difference. He's just not done growing yet anymore than a teenager is.
Good food helps (obviously). Being out and walking in the pasture also helps her bone density. Keep the great care going - you are doing a fantastic job and he is super cute.
Thank you! I think he's going to look pretty decent when he's mature. Considering what he looked like when I bought him, any improvement is a plus! But honestly, I love the way he has matured thus far. Not saying he is anywhere close to perfect, or ideal, but what horse is? And he works for me, so....:)
As for him growing, Im guesstamating him at 15.1hh or so. I know he is def 15hh, as that's what he was quite a few months ago. Funny thing is, when we were trying to figured out how tall he'd get, my vet, farrier, and fellow barn members didnt think he'd get any taller than 15.3hh....we'll just have to wait and see