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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
Hmmm. I'm not sure just how helpful I'm going to be, but after looking through her pictures, she really doesn't seem all that short to me. The fact that her butt is 12.3 gives me the impression that she just hasn't hit her growth spurt, and that as she continues to fill out, she'll still grow. 6 month is still very young, and she has atleast another two years of growing left in her, if not three. She's filled out nicely, especially considering that her mother was 750 pounds underweight, and that she was a twin. Given those odds, I wouldn't of even believed her mother would survive he birth, let alone produce a healthy foal. I guess that's why her name is Miracle ^^
I'm not so convinced that her father was a purebred percheron though. She really doesn't look to be an almost pure-bred. Still, there is a very, very small chance that the mule was fertile, so that leads me to believe that either the man was lying (very possible. I mean, anyone who allowed a pregnate mare to be 750 pounds underweight is an idiot, if you ask me.) or that she'll fill out to look more percherony later.
If you're really worried about her height though, a good suppliment for growing foals wouldn't hurt. The pot belly is probably a 'hay belly' from all of that grass and hay. Does she necessarily need all of that hay, if she's on free-range grazing? You might try replacing the hay with the suppliment, and a tad bit more feed. It could help decrease the wormy look, if she is indeed worm-free.
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