I acquired a percheron filly that was supposed to be 1/8 quarter horse and the rest Percheron. I got her a month ago. She just turned 6 months old, and she only stands 12hh at the withers and 12.3hh at the butt. The dam was 16.3hh and the "assumed" sire was 17.3hh. The dam was a rescue and was 750lbs underweight when the current owner obtained her. She was 7 months along in her pregnancy at this time with twins. The smaller of the two foals did not make it.
Could this be the reason my little girl is so little, or should I assume the man was lying about what stallion she was bred to?
Or.... is it possible that she is just starting out slow and will catch up later?
This is the link of all of the photos taken of Miracle from the time she was born, to when I first got her, to today.
Thank you for looking, and I appreciate any advice you can give. Also, she had a huge potbelly when I first got her. Had a fecal done and she was nn. I wormed her with zimectrin gold anyway, just to be safe. She still has a potbelly, but nothing like what it was at first. I currently have her on Omalene 300 and Ultium Growth mixed, free choice mineral block, along with being on a grass pasture, and 2x flakes hay daily.