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    10-27-2012, 10:01 PM
Can Someone Help Me Age My Horse

I've been told 3 years, I've been told 4 years, and I've been told 5 years. Can someone please give me a final answer on how old Buck is? I'm pretty sure I see a baby tooth in there, and that notched incisor on the right is kinda weird but doesn't seem to bother him.

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    10-28-2012, 09:39 AM
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3 1/2 -- will be 4 in the spring.

The central incisors are permanent and fully in = 3

Second incisors are getting ready to be pushed out. That will happen some time this winter (one looks loose now) and then they will be replaced by bigger, darker permanent middle incisors at 4 (some time next year).

The corner or third incisors will be replaced at 5 by the bigger, darker permanent ones.
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    10-28-2012, 12:26 PM
I agree, looks 3.5 to 4 years old
    10-30-2012, 06:03 PM
Thanks to both of you! Now I know for sure.

The poor guy was being ridden at 2 and younger in his former home, I feel so bad for him. Hopefully there wasn't any long term damage.

How much does a horse grow between 3 and 6? He's grown a few inches since I got him. He's between 15 and 16 hands right now. Is it an anyone's guess thing?
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    10-30-2012, 06:14 PM
Measure from the cornary band on the hoof to the center of his knee. That will be how tall he will grow. It works, I have done it lots and you can even do it on a full grown horse.

Eg. If it 15 and a half inches that equals 15.2 hh
16 inches equals 16hh

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