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when will my 2yo stop growing?

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    04-09-2008, 09:00 AM
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Foal
when will my 2yo stop growing?

I have a 2 1and a half year old pony part bred welsh gelding. He is currently standing at 12.2hh, how much more should he grow?
     
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    04-09-2008, 04:05 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Depends on the breed, and sorry I don't know much about the ponies, but I think most horses continue to grow until they're 3? At least I hope! I have a 2 yr old.
     
    04-09-2008, 04:12 PM
  #3
Yearling
Some horses stop growing at three our four and some grow up until they are almost six.
     
    04-09-2008, 06:18 PM
  #4
Weanling
The age at which horses stop noticeably gaining height can vary quite a lot - between 3 and 6 usually. However, Very few horses will stop growing completely before 6 years, even though the changes may be unnoticeable and at 4 years most horses will only just have their major joints maturing.

British Native breeds? You're looking at not being anything like mature until 4 yrs. I deal almost exclusively with them, and it's not unusual for them to gain a couple of inches or completely change in appearance as they mature between the ages of 4 and 6.
     
    04-09-2008, 10:08 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I think height-wise most ponies (except for Haflingers) will be mostly full grown around 4ish but will mature and fill out a bit past 4. I had a welsh/QH that had grown and filled out by 5. So much of it depends on the individual horse and their genetics.
     
    04-10-2008, 01:10 AM
  #6
Weanling
Horses are supposed to stop growing at 6ish, I believe, but it various for breeds. Also, there muscle doesn't develop until they're around five, same as their joints. Again, it depends on the breed.
     

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