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post #1 of 4 Old 03-07-2009, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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estimation of height by cannon

does anyone know if there is any truth to the cannon bone to ultimate height theory?
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-07-2009, 09:59 AM
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I have never really checked to see how true it is but most of the "old timers" swear by it. I know my Granddad did.
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post #3 of 4 Old 03-07-2009, 10:04 AM
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It has worked so far for my draft cross. When he was 2 his measurement from the middle of his knee to his coronet band was 18 inches and he's 4 1/2 yrs. old and about 17.3+ right now. He may still have some growing to do. I think there are other factors involved though in a horse/pony's ultimate growth such as nutrition.

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-07-2009, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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thanks Ill try it and see in a few years but it has mostly worked for everyoe I have talked to.
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