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I just read (according to Deb Bennet) the neck keeps growing until around 6. What Ponichiwa said...it's the rare horse seller that actually measures a horse when they give the height. It is almost always less than they say.
You'll laugh maybe, but I insisted on a measurement of my mare before I bought her. I bought sight unseen so I could not risk less than
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I did. I trust very few people, but this seller I did trust as much as we can trust anyone .Tsavo wrote:I guess you trusted them to not have the mare up on blocks or something.
Rip grew 1 1/2 inches between 6 and 7. Gaila got to 15.2 hh at 3 and has not grown since. String test is a good estimate of height. Rip was 15.3 at 3 and now is 16.2. Joplin string tests at 15.3 which is exactly what I wanted. She is extremely uphill was just noticing today and she has grown.
Chisamba wrote:I would say 70 % of horses are shorter than advertised in my experience
Yep. I was very surprised when I went to see a horse recently and it was actually a solid 16.1 with room to grow.
I bought Maya, my appaloosa, sight unseen. She was 3 and advertised as 15.3. The first question I asked the seller was if that was her current or expected finished height. She assured me she was 15.3 and would finish at least 16H. I was rather when I arrived in California and she presented me with a near pony-sized thing. Well, it was $800 and I was out the gas to get there and back, so in the trailer she went. She finished at 15.1 at age 5. The seller was like 5' tall, so I imagine that she honestly thought the horse was big.
To the original question, I think that's a little optimistic, but possible. Obie only grew another inch or so after age 4 to finish right at 17H. OTOH, I looked at a Weltmeyer filly that was around 15H as a 2 yo. The seller swore up and down that she would grow a ton and finish over 16H. Well, I saw her advertised from another seller recently, and she is 15.2 as a 5 yo, so it is a crap shoot.
If a horse is on the lower edge of my size requirement, I would ask for a leveled up, stick-measured height.
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