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post #1 of 8 Old 11-17-2013, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Yearling to mature height

Hey guys,
If you expect a horse to mature around 15.2-15.3 what height would you expect them to be at 14 months?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-17-2013, 11:33 PM
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Depends on the breed. In my experience, Typically horses get about 2 hands taller than their 12month size, and about 1 hand taller than 24 months. So I would estimate a foal to be about 13.2-13.3 at 12 months.
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post #3 of 8 Old 11-18-2013, 12:11 PM
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My yearling (March 2012 baby) is 14.1 at the withers, and is expected to reach 15.2/15.3 .. No idea if he's at a good height right now or not, assuming he is.. He's definitely looking more horse like and less baby. At 14 months he was probably around 13.2/13.3 hands I think.

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post #4 of 8 Old 11-18-2013, 02:01 PM
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When I got my filly, she was a 1.5 year old, and was 13hh. At 2.5, now, she is 14.2hh and is expected to reach 15-15.1hh by maturity.
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I'm not sure if there is a good way to guestimate(sp? xD), because different breeds mature very differently and at different rates.

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-18-2013, 02:28 PM
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My yearling Paint(19 months old) is 13.2, string tested to be 15 hh even. I don't know if he's going to make that or not as I think he's pretty behind the curve at the moment. I believe the brain damage he suffered at 7 months old stunted his growth though, so he isn't the best example.
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post #7 of 8 Old 11-18-2013, 02:41 PM
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Depends. However string measurement on both of my horses ended up being very precise (even though some people didn't believe they make it that tall given a fact both were tiny when I got them as yearlings :) ).

13.1 (at 20 months) -> 14.3
13.2 (at 20 months) -> 15.1

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post #8 of 8 Old 11-18-2013, 03:40 PM
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My filly is 8 months now. 12.3 at withers, 13.1 at top of butt. She is string tested to 16 hands. We'll see what happens...
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