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how tall will she grow?
hi everyone :-)
i have a 18 month old filly, i know nothing about her history, she stands at 14hands now, so i thought id ask how tall do you all think she will grow to? :wink:
No idea but she's very pretty!
without knowing about her lineage/breed, etc. Your guess is as good as ours. If she's already 14hh though, I'd say 15hh is definately possible, maybe even a bit bigger. She's cute!
The average 18 month old is 94-96% of their mature height. At 14 hands, the guesstimate height would be around 14.3hh.
Looks like a gypsy vanner =p
She's so adorable!
I don't knwo about her height, sorry.
A reasonably accurate way I was taught by some old timers (people who are or would be 85+ years now) is to measure the distance from the coronet band (top of the hoof) up to the center of the knee (just above the cannon bone).
Every inch's equal to a hand, or a 1 to 4 ratio (one inch = four inches). If the distance was 14.25" you could estimate the horse to reach 14.1 hands.
Not saying it's always 100%, but it has often been pretty close.
Also, I tried the method where you measure with a lead rope from fetlock to elbow, then invert the lead rope and measure from elbow up and wherever the end of the rope falls above the withers is how tall they'll be. By that, again, he'll be around 17hh.
Sorry, not meaning to go OT, but just maybe trying to warn the OP that these methods are often more confusing than they are helpful.
But as I said, it's not "always 100%". :-) Just been close enough for me so far. In about 2 and 3 years I'll be able to determine it's accuracy rate for 2 more horses.
This method has always been pretty accurate: Determine Horse Mature Height
Beautiful filly, BTW. As another member said, looks to have Vanner or Drum in her. Love the feathers.
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