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  1. #1
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    Default Your opinions on a 2y.o. height please

    I was just curious. If I'm hoping my Oldenburg colt will end up at 16.3-17H how tall should I expect him to be at 2 years? How big are your two year olds? How big are you expecting them to be?



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    I wanted an 'under 16hh' horse for myself, as I am only 5'.
    I had a 16hh TB mare.
    Bred her to a 15.3 QH.

    At 2 he was just over 15 hh. Perfect!
    At 3 he was nearly 15.3 hh. Great!
    He is 15 now and stands 16.2 hh.

    I bought a Connemara.



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    I bred an Oldenburg hoping for just the same size you are. Mom - 17 hands. Dad - 16 hands. At 2 1/2 filly is 17.2. Uuuuuugggggg. (She is Contendro/Voltaire/Wellington for anyone who cares - because everyone told me that Contendro doesn't have any really tall offspring )
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    well, my guy was 14.2h at one year, about 15.3h at 2 and at 5, he is now about 16.3h.
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    My almost 3-year old is about 15.2. Who knows where he may end up. Mom was 15.3 and never grew any taller after she hit 3 (but made up for that by growing WIDER). Dad was 17.2.
    I'll be thrilled if he hits 16 hands.



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    I told mine that she had to stop!
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    My 2 1/2 y.o. is 17 hands at his rump & 16.2+ at his withers.
    His full brother who will be 4 in March is 17.1 1/2+, this time last year he was 17 hands. He hasn't gotten much taller in the past year. When I bought him at 16 months old he was 16.1. Their dam is 16 hands and the sire, Hall of Fame, is 17 hands.



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    My coming three year old is about 16.2 (mom was 15.2 or 3 ish, and dad is 17H) I expect her to only grow another inch give or take.



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    I have an 18 month old that should mature around 16.2-16.3 and shes 16 hands. I had a 2.5 yr old that sticked 17 1/4 at her inspection, I refuse to measure anymore, but I think shes stopped around 17.1. A gelding that should be around your desired height is going much slower and was 15.3 at 2 and slowly going up.

    So really depends on the line, some like my 17.1 mare go up quick and stop, others may continue more slowly until 6, 7 or even age 8
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    I had a Dutch WB who was barely 16h at 2 and right around 16.3h when he finished growing UP at the age of 7 (though he continued filling out til 9).

    Not a warmblood, but my TB gelding was 15.1h when I got him at 2. He stayed there until almost 4 and now at 4 1/2 he's sitting right at 16.1h and I expect him to reach around 17/17.1h based on both his string tests when he was younger and the fact that he still looks like a baby with LOTS of maturing left to go.



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    String test- the elbow to ergot one will give you the mature height.



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    Ah Yes...the string test!
    I did this on my guy and it said he was going to be 16.2.
    No No No...I only want a small horse....I thought the string was crazy.
    Nope...he's 16.2.

    Which is why I now have Connemara's.



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    WOW, some of you guys have seriously early bloomers...

    I, OTOH, have notoriously LATE bloomers. I've had three of the same lines who added a hand between 4 & 7, then usually added 100-250lbs between 7 & 9.

    These days, I don't really measure nor worry. They will be what they will be. When they're five or so, I figure they're close to what they'll be.
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    My 19 month old is about 16 hands now, maybe closer to 15.3 in front.

    Both parents are 16.2, she string tests 16.2-16.3 I expect her to finish right around there.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RockingN View Post
    I was just curious. If I'm hoping my Oldenburg colt will end up at 16.3-17H how tall should I expect him to be at 2 years? How big are your two year olds? How big are you expecting them to be?
    Ballpark rule of thumb is to add 2 hands to yearling (12 month) height and one hand to the 2 YO height...so at 24 mos you would ideally want him at 15.3 to 16H.



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    My filly is 2 1/2 years she is just about 15.3 at the withers, the rump is already there... she string tests to be 16.1 1/2 - 16.2.



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    Jamie, I read on a yearling thread in the sporthorse breeding forum that on "average" warmbloods that grow to 16.2 were around 14.2 at 12 months.

    Both of my guys parents are 16.2 so I'm keeping my fingers crossed he's at least that size when he grows up! He's very stout with A LOT of bone right now and vets say he will be a big boy. I hope they are right. Maybe since I since I see him daily that's why he doesn't look so big to me.
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    I don't remember his height at 2, exactly, but Reese was 15.1ish at 3, 15.3 at 4, and now at 5 1/2 stands 16.0 1/2. I expect he'll be a solid 16.1 once he finishes up in a year and fills out more.

    If he gets bigger than 16.1 I am going to spank him. I'm only 5'3"!
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    my baby will be 3 in may and he is 16.2 now. Oldenburg by Parabol out of a mare by Cor Noir.



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