Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
• Horses: 0
Nothing is for sure in the world of horses.
1. The gelding I raised from birth ended up being a good bit taller than both his parents.
2. A friend took a colt home from an auction barn, where some beatch of a female bought the mare and said she didn't care if the colt died in a ditch somewhere. The colt was not quite old enough to be weaned but there was no choice.
He looked like his growth would be stunted. He was about three years when I drove past the farm where he lived and saw this beautiful tall chestnut in the pasture. I called my friend to ask when they got the new horse. She laughed and said that was the colt everyone thought would end up stunted --- it was a Tennessee Walker and turned out to be a good average TWH height.
The moral to both those stories is, if the horse is fed a balanced diet, room to roam, fresh water and salt, it will grow to whatever it's full potential is ----- maybe it will be short and maybe it won't, feed it healthy to give it every chance:)
A Good Horseman Doesn't Have To Tell Anyone; The Horse Already Knows.
I CAN'T ride 'em n slide 'em. I HAVE to lead 'em n feed 'em Thnx cowchick77.