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luv2ride 11-20-2012 04:48 PM

What age does a horse stop growing?
 
Last March I bought a QH mare. She turned 7 in Jan. She was advertised as being about 14.2. I swear she has grown another 2 or 3 inches. I notice it when brushing her. When I got her I didn't hardly have to stretch to reach her back and butt. Now I know her but is a lot higher. She either grew or I shrunk:lol:

Spotted 11-20-2012 05:10 PM

I always thought 5-7 years they stop growing. I think every breed is different.

lilruffian 11-20-2012 06:22 PM

Horses usually start to slow down in their growing at 3 and reach their full height (bone structure-wise) at around 4/5, however that does not mean that they do not build muscle and mass on top of that over time, which can really do alot to a horse's final height

Muppetgirl 11-20-2012 06:34 PM

Maybe you're shrinking:lol:

SaddleStrings 11-20-2012 11:25 PM

I bought my girl in June last year ('11), when she was a 3yr. Old. She was exactly 15.0. We measured her with a height stick a month ago, and she is officially 15.3 now. So, hopefully she slows done now that she's 4 almost 5 yrs old. I've always horses continue to grow up till around 6 or 7yrs of age.

AmazinCaucasian 11-21-2012 12:04 AM

I've had a couple that grew taller past 6

luv2ride 11-21-2012 10:20 AM

I was thinking I was shrinking. She has put on quite a bit of weight since I've had her. Had to cut down a bit on feed she was getting really fat!

Inga 11-21-2012 10:32 AM

Most of my Saddlebreds were done with height by the time they were 3 but they fill out quite a bit after that making them appear to be larger.

Nikkibella 11-21-2012 12:52 PM

It is usually different depending on what breed

mls 11-21-2012 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luv2ride (Post 1766772)
I was thinking I was shrinking. She has put on quite a bit of weight since I've had her. Had to cut down a bit on feed she was getting really fat!

A wider horse will seem taller. You have to stretch over the width of the horse.


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