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    12-17-2011, 04:10 PM
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If you are feeding her correctly, don't worry about it too much. Indie grew 3 hands between her 2ened and 5th birthday. She was only 12 something when I got her at 2 and a half!

So give it some time, keep on a growing diet and don't work her too hard (as to not to damage her growing body!), and I'm sure she'll reach at least another hand before she is at a riding age of three.
     
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    12-17-2011, 06:53 PM
  #12
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Originally Posted by Tianimalz    
If you are feeding her correctly, don't worry about it too much. Indie grew 3 hands between her 2ened and 5th birthday. She was only 12 something when I got her at 2 and a half!

So give it some time, keep on a growing diet and don't work her too hard (as to not to damage her growing body!), and I'm sure she'll reach at least another hand before she is at a riding age of three.








I would love for her too hit 14.3, but 14.1 is fine by me! I would really like her too be a barrel horse! Lol she needs too be worked more if anything! I just wanted her to have a nice childhood lol. She is halter trained, picks up all for feet, I can tie her anywhere, she has just started lunging and I have just got her over her fear of plastic!!
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    12-17-2011, 09:14 PM
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Originally Posted by racheld90    
I would love for her too hit 14.3, but 14.1 is fine by me! I would really like her too be a barrel horse! Lol she needs too be worked more if anything! I just wanted her to have a nice childhood lol. She is halter trained, picks up all for feet, I can tie her anywhere, she has just started lunging and I have just got her over her fear of plastic!!
It sounds like you really care for her :) That makes me happy, I love seeing youngsters really prosper by having someone that understands them, and enjoys just letting them be young for a little bit!

Be careful lunging too much, that is hard on their young joints. Keep it to a minimal, if you want to exercise her, then desensitizing training is great!! Set up little obstacle courses that you can walk her through, this is a great window to start introducing all those "scary" things she will need to be used too in life.

And again don't worry, I can almost guarantee she will hit at LEAST 14 hands by the time she's done growing (as others have said, around the age 5.).
     
    12-23-2011, 08:11 PM
  #14
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Have you seen these two threads? Several of us did updates on our babies growth :)

Sonata was 13hh @ 11 months old. Today I measured her and to my absolute SHOCK she has hit the 15hh mark at 2 years 10 months.

I bet your baby makes it to 14-14.2! What a cutie you have!

Tracking babies growth!
Tracking Babies Growth #2 A New Year!!!
     

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