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post #21 of 93 Old 01-26-2010, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Yah! An update! He's absolutely GORGEOUS! He really does look like he has the same size/stature as my Lillie. Have you tried the measuring method (measuring from the middle of the knee to the coronet band)? They say one inch = 1 hand in height. I'd love to know what his measures. I'll throw a recent picture of Lillie on here for you to compare. She's 21 months.

Wow how tall is she in that pict? The ones of Hunter were last Sat and he is either 2 and a half or 2 months younger than that. Although we are not entirely sure of his actual age. I have done the knee to coronet test and he measures at 14.3 so here hoping lol..

Its funny but 5 months ago he was really shaped like your cute little Lillie and now he has filled out some and of course grown. They will. What does she measure out to?

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Another method you might try is measuring from the middle of the fetlock to the point of the elbow and then use the same length of string and start at the elbow and go up toward his withers. It should end up the same length when he is fully grown.

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I just have to tell you how wonderful your guy looks with food and love put into him!

I have a little filly I have yet to measure and wasn't sure how to guesstimate height so this thread has been helpful. Hope you continue to post updates!

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Wow how tall is she in that pict? The ones of Hunter were last Sat and he is either 2 and a half or 2 months younger than that. Although we are not entirely sure of his actual age. I have done the knee to coronet test and he measures at 14.3 so here hoping lol..

Its funny but 5 months ago he was really shaped like your cute little Lillie and now he has filled out some and of course grown. They will. What does she measure out to?
I believe she's about 13.1-13.2 in the above picture. As for as the knee measuring thing, she measures out to between 14.2 -14.3 if I did it right, lol! That's a really bad picture of her. It makes her look so short and stumpy. This is my favorite picture of her.



And here is my pally Lyric.



She's just a 9 month old and a little squirt! :)

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I believe she's about 13.1-13.2 in the above picture. As for as the knee measuring thing, she measures out to between 14.2 -14.3 if I did it right, lol! That's a really bad picture of her. It makes her look so short and stumpy. This is my favorite picture of her.



And here is my pally Lyric.



She's just a 9 month old and a little squirt! :)
oh my gosh she is such a cute squirt. I love her face.
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Another method you might try is measuring from the middle of the fetlock to the point of the elbow and then use the same length of string and start at the elbow and go up toward his withers. It should end up the same length when he is fully grown.

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Ya thanks we did that one too and it comes out way higher than his height now (although we havent done that one since summer. I am going to see him again tomorrow so I will remeasure that way.

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Ya thanks we did that one too and it comes out way higher than his height now (although we havent done that one since summer. I am going to see him again tomorrow so I will remeasure that way.

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I think that's what is suppose to happen when you do that. If you swing up the string, it's suppose to show you how tall he's GOING to get.

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oh my gosh she is such a cute squirt. I love her face.
Thank you. That was one of the things that drew me to her. She has the most amazingly dainty/feminine face I've ever seen! :) She looks alot like her mama! (in the face)

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I'm going to be the odd one out and say that he probably won't reach 14 3hh. I think you will be lucky if he reaches 14hh. My full blooded QH's hardly go at all past their 3y old year!
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What are your plans for your little guy?

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What are your plans for your little guy?

Well I'm not sure, mostly just pleasure. I just felt so sorry for him that he needed a good home and some luvin. He was at the trainers at the beginning of Jan but had to come back temporarily, long story.

He will be going back in the next few weeks for a month. Some basic ground manners - he is being the terrible twos teenager and she will get him used to saddle/bridle etc but I don't plan to back him at least until summer (if then).

He was funny when he was at the trainers he made friends with a miniature donkey - I guess cus he was bigger than it lol. It followed him everywhere, I will get picts when he goes back.
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