Either heís growing again or Iím seeing things... I see my boy almost every day, so he always looks to be on the shorter side to me, even though heís 15.2 hands at three and a half years old.
Anyway, he never looks taller unless heís growing again, and I think he is... though heís not all rangy-looking (legs look too long, neck too short, bum too high, etcetera...) like he usually is when he starts shooting up in height. If anything, he looks more mature and more like a Ďhorseí now and less like a gelding-colt.
Iím 5Ē7, so Iím hoping he grows another few inches... His sire is only 15 hands, and his dam is 15.1 hands, but his grandsire on his sires side is almost 17 hands, his grandsire on his dams side was 16.2 hands (I think), his granddam on his dams side was 15.3 hands, and I canít remember how tall his granddam on his sires side was... Most of his sires get have been between 15.2 and 16.2 hands... his half-brother (who is four and a half) is just a few centimeters shy of 16 hands and thick! The only thing I really donít like about how my boy is growing is the fact that heís slim with kinda high withers... like the Ďstereotypical Walkerí (and also like his grandsire on his sires side... not skinny, just tall and slim with prominent withers). I just donít get it... my boyís dam could be mistaken for a Quarterhorse when sheís muscled up well (she has been mistaken for one, along with TB-cross, Warmblood, Standardbred, and a few other breeds) and his sire is pretty thick...
Iíll get off my... whatever Iím on... and post pics now... My great grandmother (standing next to my boy in one of the pics) is five feet two inches.
My boy, Dakota
Dakotaís sire, Bear (age 24)
Dakotaís dam, Gypsie (age 15)
Dakotaís grandsire on his sireís side, Mac (age... in his 30ís)
Dakotaís half-brother through his sire, Sugar Bear (age 4)
I donít have any pics of his granddams or other grandsire... theyíre all dead. I donít remember much about his granddam on his sires side, either... I wasnít really into horses a whole lot back when she died. I never met my mares sire and dam, I just know their names (Ramrod Gem & Moonlight Bay), registries (TWHBEA & RHA, though both were Tennessee Walkers), color (chestnut with a hind sock and a blaze & bay roan with no markings), and heights (as mentioned before, 16.2 hands & 15.3 hands).
Every horse on Dakotaís sires side are TWHBEA registered.