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        10-18-2012, 10:59 AM
    I also use the knee to coronet one on my barn. It was pretty accurate with the adults within about an inch, and has been about the same accuracy on youngsters over a year old, found the results on foals to be all over the place. Also found with geldings it was more accurate then on colts left intact (they tended to finish a bit under the predicted height), my one mare who was bred as a two yr old is also a little under.
    I do find the grandparents height is just as important in predicting height as the actual parents.
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        10-18-2012, 02:09 PM
    I string tested my Nibbles - she's 2 years old and is 15.1. I was HOPING she wouldn't get any bigger, but if the test is correct, she'll be about 16.1. Pretty tall for a foundation type QH. ANy hope of her not growing anymore? LOL Of course, right now her butt is pretty high, so I guess I want her to even back out...sigh.

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