Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
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Well, genetics are a funny thing, and further back in his parentage, there could well be horses that aren't so tall.
What is his App breeding?
While TBs are a closed registry, Appaloosas aren't, thus type is really not fixed, including average height.
Horses, that aren't fed for maximum growth, also don't reach full maturity until about age 5
I breed Appaloosas for many years, so I will give you an example, far as height variation, when many more genetic factors can be expressed, versus in a closed breed registry.
I owned a daughter of Scooter Bug G She was 16.2 hh
Bred to our stallion, who was only 15.2hh, she produced several offspring that were 16.1 to 16.3. Bred to another stud,who was actually taller than our stud, she produced a colt that only grew to about 14.3hh No doubt, genetics in that wide gene pool that were recessive, but still there.