Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Florida
Or... if you want to know the height in numbers you can measure ergot to elbow and double the length of inches. Then divide by four to get hands. I've had better luck with measuring cornet band to the middle of the knee straight up with a tape measure (not following the contours of the leg). 14 inches would be 14 H, 15 and 1/2 inches would be 15.2 hands and so on.
A foals cannon bone is pretty much the length it's going to be almost after birth. I would give it a couple of months to be more accurate.
Has anyone ever used the cornet band to middle of knee and not have it accurate? It's pretty much on the money with all of my horses. I'm curious if there are exceptions.
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