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    02-23-2011, 03:45 PM
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My last horse was an impressive 17h hanoverian who unfortunitely had to be euthanased due to unexplainable colapses. While nursing my broken heart I began to look for another horse and decided I wanted something just as big. I came across a filly who had just turned 3. She was advertised as 16h and still growing (she is passported at 17h as her hann mother is 17h / her tb dad is 16.2) however after I bought her I noticed she looked smaller than advertised. I measured her at 15.2 1/2 and began to panic because I had heard horses stop growing between 3-4 years. She is now nearly 5 and is 16h. She has never been significantly bum height or leggy (even as a foal - I am lucky enough to have pics) but she does look downhill when saddled up and has a baby face that makes others think she is an arab x.
I bought her to show as a working hunter as she is sports horse registered and would love her to make at least 16.2 as I know that judges favour bigger horses. I am concerned about her passport height being way off as this could be a sign that her growth has been stunted. I have read many forums about horses height and maturity and alot of posts are opinions. Does anyone know of any horses that have grown significantly from the age of 5 and does height matter?

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