String Test- Accurate? - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 10-21-2010, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 39
• Horses: 1
String Test- Accurate?

Hey guys!

I didn't know where to put this - but I figured here is as good as anywhere!!

I string tested my 2 year old, 15.3 OTTB. I did it multiple times like they say to get an average - and every time it was between 17.0 and 17.2 hands!! WOOHOO!! I am thinking 17.2 is stretching it - that would mean 7 more inches. I am guessing she will end up 16.3, 17.0.



I was just wondering if anyone else had done this with their two year olds - and how accurate it was. I was playing with the adult horses and it was fairly accurate - usually right on or an inch or so off. I hope its right - I would love for her to to be that tall!!

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it. ~Author Unknown
EasyintheSaddle is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 Old 10-21-2010, 01:36 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,907
• Horses: 2
I don't think it's very accurate in all situations. For example they say horses are grown 97% (I believe) by 2, which is not true at all. However I measured mine with the string when I got them as yearlings. People kept telling me they'll be tiny (as they were very undersized). The string measurements gave 14'3 & 15. They are 14'3 straight and 15'1+ now (they are 6, so done with height).
kitten_Val is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 10-21-2010, 02:16 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Hawthorne, FL
Posts: 852
• Horses: 2
it also depends on breed.. TBs tend to normally grow most of their height btwn 2&3 looking at ur girl and she's already 15.3 id say prob 16.2 at most but it helps if u know the parents height as well

"The horse you get off is not the same as the horse you got on; it is your job as a rider to ensure that as often as possible the change is for the better."
FoxyRoxy1507 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How accurate is the "string test"? Indyhorse Horse Health 31 10-18-2012 03:09 PM
String Test? JekkaLynn Horse Talk 0 05-25-2010 01:49 PM
How accurate is that weight tape? (Weighing observations) LadyDreamer Horse Health 6 10-14-2009 06:54 PM
String test Hunter65 Horse Talk 3 08-20-2009 12:41 PM
A more accurate age Poll Gingerrrrr General Off Topic Discussion 12 12-27-2008 11:09 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome