Alrighty then. Talk to me about youngster height again?
I bought a filly last March. She's a March 2010 foal, so turned two days after she arrived here. She sticked at 15.3 1/2" then.
She STILL sticks at 15.3 1/2". I expected her to ... you know ... grow a little bit this summer? She's had good nutrition, lots of exercise with friends (lives out with a herd on acreage) and has not been really worked at all--just basics like manners, trailer loading, stuff like that. I plan on starting her lightly under saddle next fall, then into real work the spring of her four year old year. She's for me, so I really have no hurry.
There's nothing wrong with her, and just shy of 16 hands is honestly a perfectly fine height for me, but it's just not what I expected to happen this year. I figured she'd finish at or near 17 hands and grow an inch or two this summer.
So what do you all think? I know horses don't always grow steadily, and will often go in spurts. But she's rising three now...how much growth should I expect? Various string tests in the spring all pretty much said 17 hands or close. Think there's still a shot there, or no?
She is full TB, by Even the Score (16.2 1/2 h) and out of a Wekiva Springs (16.2 h) mare. Here's her full pedigree. And some pictures--taken when she arrived, so just two there.