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5 yrold Stdbd still filling out?

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        08-30-2008, 02:47 PM
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    Green Broke
    According to Dr. Deb Bennett who specializes in this type of research, a horse does not fully mature until 6-8 years of age. A very small mare may be fully mature as of 5 1/2 years of age, but the taller the horse, the longer it will take for maturity, and males take 6 months longer than females.

    I know my haflinger gelding was physically widening out and get a more mature last year as a 6 year old. This year as a 7 year old I finally am not getting much change from him.

    So yes, I would expect a 5 year old to still be filling out some for at least another year, if not 2 or 3.
         
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