I am just wondering how big are your warmblood foals? I have a 3 month old warmblood filly that is about 12.2+ hands. How big can I expect her to be? Her dam is 16.1+ and her sire is 16.3+. I am hoping she doesn't get bigger than 16.2. Is she at an average height for her age and breed? The dam is holsteiner/tb the sire is westphalian.
I am very curious too! I have a little over a month old colt out of a 15.2 Trakehner/Arab mare by a 14.3 Welsh Cob stallion - he's 10.2 hands - and while I knew before breeding I was not going to produce a pony, I don't know if he is big for his breeding? His older half sister by an Oldenburg stallion was a bigger foal, but either memory fails me or I'm not good at comparison, but he doesn't seem that much smaller then her at the same age!
My colt will be 3 months tomorrow. He's sticks at about 12.2 at the withers. Dam (Holsteiner) is 16 hands, sire (Thoroughbred) is 15.3 hands. I'm hoping for a mature height of 15.3-16.1. I'm not really comfortable riding anything bigger. Time will tell though.
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We have an ISH filly who is 2.5 months old and stands 12.3 hands. TB sire, Jagged Illusion was almost 17.1 - 1/2 TB-1/2 RID dam is 16.3. We expect GREATNESS out of her. Paint filly who is 2 months old stands almost as tall and her parents are 16.2 and 16.1. She has VERY long legs and should be tall. The pure TB colt sired by Jagged Illusion, that we lost at 17 hours was 47" at birth!!! He would have be GIGANTIC!!.
. The pure TB colt sired by Jagged Illusion, that we lost at 17 hours was 47" at birth!!! He would have be GIGANTIC!!.
That is why baby heights are not accurate indicators. The biggest colt we had with mega long legs is now 16.0 1/2 at just turned 4/ I expect him to mature at 16.1 to 16.2 at this point. Some of the teenie weenie 10H foals ended up 15.3H.......so though a huge difference in birth size only a small difference in mature height.
I always use hocks/knees as my indicator. Our 2 month old fillies knees are roughly the same height as her mama's right now (mom is 16.3) - so I have a sneaking suspicion she is going to be a tall one. I think height can be misleading - my Irish guy was pretty tall but very substantial and a lot of body. He is now 4 y/o and 16.1. Going by the knees I guessed 16.2 and I think we may end up there when all is said and done.