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Liberty1

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Shadowfax - my new colt project
« on: May 13, 2018, 08:34:01 am »

Hello,

I have a colt who just turned 2.  He currently measures about 14.2 - his dam is 15.2 or 3 and sire is 15.1.  Any guesses on his height at maturity? 

Looking forward to starting him in the round pen once the ground dries up.

Carol
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KysaSD

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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2018, 09:05:53 am »

My guess....and it is only a guess.  16.0-16.2
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Walkin45

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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2018, 12:56:38 pm »

15.1
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Liberty1

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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2018, 02:02:29 pm »

Oh wow, Kysa, if he gets that tall husband Ed will be so happy (he's 6 ft 4).  I will have to let you know how tall he grows.  I am hoping for the 15 hand range since I am 5 ft 3.  He will have to learn to sidle up to mounting blocks either way! 
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slamduncan

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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2018, 02:23:08 pm »

I'll guess 15 to 15.1 hands.  He is a cutie.
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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 06:32:06 pm »

If he just turned two, and he is 14.2, I will say he has at LEAST on more hand to go, maybe more.  Hence my guess of 16 hands.

True story.  I bought a very nice young saddlebred, age 2.5.  He was 14.1 hands, and the breeders promised he would stay short.  Dam was 13.3, sire 15.1.  I looked at both the dam and sire. They were right there on the property.  By the time he was 6, Willie was 16 hands.  I am 5’4”.  He was way too tall for me. 
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Liberty1

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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 07:51:45 pm »

That's a crazy tale about Willie growing so tall - you never know for sure but it is fun to guess.  Thanks Judy - I think he's cute too.  I was hoping since he's stocky and mature looking for his age maybe he wouldn't sprout up so much more. 
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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 05:01:51 am »

I think I need to pay a visit and see him in person!
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Liberty1

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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2018, 05:20:17 am »

C'mon over Cyd and get a dose of colt starting!  He's coming along nicely in the round pen - inside turns, desensitizing to stick and string, and yielding hindquarters to pressure. 
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Walkin45

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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2018, 06:01:41 am »

What breed of horse is he?
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oncidium

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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2018, 08:29:19 am »

All horses long bones quit growing at 2 years old.  Only place to grow now is his topline.

I would guess he may mature out to be 14.3HH - 14.3 ½"HH

I had a horse who was 14.2HH at a yearling and he finished at 15.3HH.  QH

I had another horse who was 14.0 ½"HH at a 2 year old and he finished at 14.2 ½" HH.  His string measure thingy said he was going to mature to 15.2HH.  He passed away in 2012 as a 15 yr old and he was still 14.2 ½"HH.  Arab

A friend of mine her yearling foals are 16HH at yearlings.  They mature to 17.1HH + depending on how fast those long bones grew until 2 years old.  Warmbloods. 

Only DNA and food will tell how tall he will get.  ie a stunted horse due to lack of food will typically grow less than what their DNA says.

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Liberty1

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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2018, 09:49:10 am »

He's a Rocky Mountain - he looks way more mature than our other two did at 2 - they are Walker type Spotted Saddle.  He's on the tubby side and is a very easy keeper - so will have to be careful about that. 
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Re: Shadowfax - my new colt project
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2018, 12:10:43 pm »

Wow, he will probably reach at least 15 hands or more.  I raise rockies and normally mine aren't 14-2 at 2.  They tend to get their growth later.

Pretty boy

Kim
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