So I finally got the chance to take Bear's blankets off and brush him today. He is doing really well on the beet pulp, corn oil, and cool cals. I am happy to say that he is going to be a fat pony by early spring! =] Anyways, so I thought it would be fun to measure him, as he seems to grow every month (He went from 17hh, to 17.1, to...), and guess how tall he is now? 17.2 HANDS! O.o I don't get it. I am measuring him on even ground, I am using a tape, but I use a solid, flat object to get the right height (lay it on his withers and having it touch the tape to show where his withers are, if that makes sense).
The only thing I can think of is that he has gotten a layer of fat over his withers and that we are raising him hoof angle. Do you think that those could make him go from 17hh 3 months ago to 17.2 now?
I dunno, but im not complaining!
You can never take a Thoroughbred away from a horse crazy girl.