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        07-15-2010, 06:29 PM
      #21
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by Hunter65    
    And here I am hoping and praying for 14.2 LMAO
    Me too! I'm PRAYING Gracie makes it to horse sized, haha. With a 14.1 sire and 14.3 dam, I have a chance. A very small chance, but a chance I'm going to cling to until she's 8, just in case. =P

    And because I have no idea, how does one DO a string test? I've heard of it, but I have no idea how to do it, or what math needs to be done. It'd be great to see what Gracie's estimate is, she's 23 months.
         
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        07-15-2010, 06:48 PM
      #22
    Showing
    Ricci, here is what I found. I don't know if it only works for yearlings or if it works for others as well.
    http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/inf...ngtesting.html
         
        07-15-2010, 07:09 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    Ricci, here is what I found. I don't know if it only works for yearlings or if it works for others as well.
    http://www.ultimatehorsesite.com/inf...ngtesting.html

    We did the knee to coronet on every horse in my old barn and every one of them was right. If that's true Hunter will be 14.3
         
        07-15-2010, 07:11 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
    Me too! I'm PRAYING Gracie makes it to horse sized, haha. With a 14.1 sire and 14.3 dam, I have a chance. A very small chance, but a chance I'm going to cling to until she's 8, just in case. =P

    And because I have no idea, how does one DO a string test? I've heard of it, but I have no idea how to do it, or what math needs to be done. It'd be great to see what Gracie's estimate is, she's 23 months.

    You have a good chance. Hunter is somewhere between 2 and a half and 3 and is now 13.3, but he wasn't fed properly for most of his young life. So here's hoping.
         
        07-15-2010, 07:15 PM
      #25
    Showing
    I'll give you guys a full hand from Rafe (more if you want it), to split up any way you want.
         
        07-15-2010, 07:18 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    I'll give you guys a full hand from Rafe (more if you want it), to split up any way you want.

    Awe shucks thanks smrobs, I know Hunter can use it
    4 inches would be good for me, his little hooves won't take more than that lol
         
        07-16-2010, 12:05 AM
      #27
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    I'll give you guys a full hand from Rafe (more if you want it), to split up any way you want.
    No, nonono, take mine! *lol* At least 17 is still manageable! Even with a mounting block I couldn't handle 19....I'll have to build a ramp....and get a motorcycle to get a flying start.....argh. I prefer taller horses, but not like this! Amarea did tell me I looked really funny on her Stiffler the other day (he's 15 even I think?) I'm too **** tall. Good thing she hasn't seen me ride 13.2 hh Monty *lol* Don't tell me stories about horses taller than their parents. I much prefer to be in denial. La-la-la-la-la!



    Hunter, that's the measurement I had always been taught to use in the past - coronet band to the dent/soft spot in the middle of the knee at 6 months+, then convert inches to hands.
         
        07-16-2010, 12:40 AM
      #28
    Trained
    Thanks smrobs. You don't have to give me a hand of Rafe though. I'll take all of him, thank you. =]
         
        10-17-2012, 10:36 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    So I just came across this thread and I was wondering if the string test turned out to be accurate for you. I've got a TB who is supposed to keep growing for antoher 2 years. She is 16.2+ hh and I'm just 5 ft. I don't want her to get too big for me! I only expect another .1hh or maybe .2hh, but I'm hoping not :) I would love to try out the string test to see if I need to find a way to stretch my legs longer or not lol :)
         
        10-17-2012, 11:31 PM
      #30
    Green Broke
    Hmm I will check Hunter on Saturday and see where we are at.
         

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