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tegzidoll
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Posted - 22 May 2009 :  4:31:58 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add tegzidoll to your friends list Send tegzidoll a Private Message
I was just wondering if there is any way of telling what height my 2yr old pba is going to grow to? Shes standing at around 15hh now but her back end is at least an inch to two inches higher? Shes already outgrown both her parents by 3-4 inches.
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tamila
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Posted - 23 May 2009 :  11:27:02 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tamila to your friends list Send tamila a Private Message
Measure her from elbow to fetlock and double it then add fetlock to floor. This has always given me accurate mature heights.

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BabsR
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Posted - 23 May 2009 :  12:20:39 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add BabsR to your friends list Send BabsR a Private Message
She should mature at full up 15.2hh Fillies tend not to grow hugely in height after 2yr old. There is always the exception, but I would reckon on that height, or may be another inch at most....15.3hh

Babs

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tegzidoll
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Posted - 23 May 2009 :  2:11:26 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tegzidoll to your friends list Send tegzidoll a Private Message
Thanks for all your replies.. I reckon she'll be around 15.2hh..or at least i'm hoping hahaha...I will try the other method aswel
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marionpack
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Posted - 25 May 2009 :  12:51:25 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marionpack to your friends list Send marionpack a Private Message
Measure from elbow to fetlock, then take that measurement and go from elbow to withers and whatever height the meaurement comes out at is normally quite a good guide

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Kharidian
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Posted - 25 May 2009 :  5:23:26 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kharidian to your friends list Send Kharidian a Private Message
I was going to say the same as MarionPack but couldn't think how to word it! On my yard we call it the "string test" and it works on any horse over 18 months old. I sort of pivot at the elbow, so the string which was at the ergot will be above the wither and the horse should grow to that height - so you can see how many more inches your horse has to grow. Does that make sense?

Caryn

Kharidian (Prince Sadik x Khiri)........ Alkara Cassino (H Tobago x Rose Aboud)
aka "Roger".................................... aka "Chips"

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Roseanne
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Posted - 25 May 2009 :  9:29:41 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roseanne to your friends list Send Roseanne a Private Message
Our failsafe test is get a piece of string, run it from the point of elbow to the point of the ergot, KEEP HOLD OF THAT MEASUREMENT BETWEEN THUMB AND FOREFINGER then keep the first end of the string at the elbow and turn the length up to the wither. It will reach to and above it by the amount she will grow to. This has always worked exactly for us; to work, it has to be done only after a horse is a year old.

Roseanne
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angelarab
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Posted - 26 May 2009 :  08:22:40 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angelarab to your friends list Send angelarab a Private Message
want to try the above tips on my horse but i am not quite getting it, can someone post a picture of where i should put the string, even a hand drawn pic would be ace...

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marionpack
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Posted - 26 May 2009 :  1:18:41 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add marionpack to your friends list Send marionpack a Private Message
Angelarab have pm'd you

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angelarab
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Posted - 26 May 2009 :  8:40:55 PM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angelarab to your friends list Send angelarab a Private Message
57inches from elbow to fetlock then elbow to withers, is that 14.1? going to ask the vet to bring stick when he does jabs next month! will report back, thanks Marion

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Roseanne
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Posted - 27 May 2009 :  10:23:25 AM  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Roseanne to your friends list Send Roseanne a Private Message
What's important is that you measure the elbow - ergot length, then upend/turn it upside down, so it stretches to and above the withers to give you the eventual height when full grown.

Roseanne
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