Height question!

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  1. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    This. And it's pretty accurate , ime.
    My colt is 14.3 at the winter and 15h at the hip. His cannon measurement put him at at around 15.2 and a half. We shall see! Sire is 16h. No clue how tall dam was. I was just told she was a decent size, but she died so so way to be sure.
     
  2. LoveTrail

    LoveTrail Senior Member

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    I assume then that works after they finish growing too?
     
  3. VermilionStrife

    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    When I string tested my gelding he tested to 16.1. He's now 17 or 17.1 lol, and I'm pretty sure he grew even a little more over the winter. At 2, he will definitely grow some more.
     
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  4. Circle C

    Circle C Senior Member

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    i hope that's what happens to me..... string test 15.2 and get 16.2 BAHA One can wish, right?
     
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    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    Lol I would definitely assume it isn't the norm!
     
  6. equinitis

    equinitis Senior Member

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    Measure, with a string, from the center of the fetlock joint to the dimple where the front leg joins the chest. Hold the string there at that dimple and flip the bottom straight up the shoulder and through the center of the wither. If there is still string sticking up, he will grow that much more. I'm sure I do not explain this correctly, I need to get pictures of how to do it.
    If you try this on a grown animal, the end of the string will reach exactly to the top of the wither every time, horses, mules or donkeys. It is never wrong. Never in 50 years and 100s of equines.
     
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  7. Bakkir

    Bakkir Senior Member

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    I was taught to measure ergot to elbow, then flip the string and that length should equal elbow to wither height at maturity.
     

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