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Gelding height question

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Emily S; Atticus born 4/29/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 260
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Wednesday, April 06, 2011 - 06:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

So my Quarter Horse gelding is going to be three at the end of April and is 15.1 hands high. Do you think that he could get to 16 hands? He still has really long legs and I'm wondering if he will grow into them more? This is my first baby so I'm still in the learning process! Thank you!!
 

Emily S; Atticus born 4/29/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 261
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 - 02:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

By the way, here's a pic of him, if that is helpful at all! It's not the best pic, however.

http://s559.photobucket.com/albums/ss40/countrygrl32288/?action=view&current=208 297_1671565267718_1194960402_31495659_7624947_n.jpg
 

Kate Goshorn
Yearling
Username: Kateg

Post Number: 84
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 - 10:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

How big are the parents? I would use that as your best estimation on height. My understanding, and please correct if I am wrong, is that a 3 year old quaterhorse is probably close to being done growing. So I would doubt that he would gain another 3 inches, but could add another inch or so. I have warmbloods, and they can contiue to grow until they are 7. In fact my mare grew another inch between age 5 and 7. But I beleive that the lighter breeds, QH, Arabs, TB, Morgans, mature more quickly and hence are done growing, in height, at an earlier age. If you just had to know, your vet could xray some of his joints and tell you if his growth plates have closed. Good luck with him, he is really cute!
 

Emily S; Atticus born 4/29/08
Breeding Stock
Username: Cowgrl88

Post Number: 262
Registered: 02-2008
Posted on Friday, April 08, 2011 - 09:24 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thank you!! I just hope he grows into his long legs! He's kinda clumsy because of them. Haha.



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