We went to look at a filly this past Saturday that we were told was 14hh. She's 19 months old. When we went to pick her up she was extremely hairy. No hay in pasture and with 8 other adult horses on about 2 acres of land. She was very sweet and how could we say no??
Brought her home. Measured her at about 12.1 and the tape said about 400lbs.. Not sure how correct that is though.
You can feel every single rib on this poor fillys body.
She is smaller than our 9 month old, she's not supposed to be a small horse, the sire and dam are both 15.2 or so.
We were trying to decide on what to feed her and went with purina omolene 500, and rice bran along with all the hay she wants. We feed twice a day, 3lbs of omolene and about 1.5lbs of rice bran..
Being stunted like this, have any of you had experience with this affecting a horse's mature height later in life? Do they normally catch up to their height in a year or will they be a year behind?
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