Not sure if this is the right place to put this, but when do horses stop growing? Is 4 year old like when they stop? I have a 4 year old appaloosa and was just wondering if she will keep growing for another year or so
QH-type horses are usually completely done growing in height by 4 or 5, but fill out some more after that.
Warmblood types take a lot longer, and won't reach their mature hright till they're 6 or 7. Bleh.
It all depends on the horse. We bought two AQHA colts together, they were only a few months apart. The younger one topped out at 15 hands at three years old. The older one is still growing and he is coming up on five now. The last I checked he is about 16.1
I used one of those measuring tapes from my hubbys tool box lol I just had to get a stick to hold on top of his wither and out to the tape as the tape doesnt bend. Another time I tied bailing twine together and measured him with that. After id measured I laid the twine on the ground and measured it with a tape measure.
Theres heaps of ways you could do it really :) if you know of something that is exactly 4" you could use that to measure with