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    Default How big are your foals?

    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.

    Here is a picture.

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    It sounds about average though it is too young to tell. You will have a better idea at 12 months. As a young foal "between 16. 1 and 16.3" based on the parents heights is your best guess.



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    Oh dear, my Lipizzan x Percheron colt is already 12 hands at five weeks old!

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/...b97b3cae_o.jpg



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    How tall should they be at one? I was just wondering because she seems to be significantly bigger than other warmblood foals her age that I know and I really DO NOT want her bigger than 16.3 max!



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    Quote Originally Posted by draftxfan View Post
    Oh dear, my Lipizzan x Percheron colt is already 12 hands at five weeks old!

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2434/...b97b3cae_o.jpg
    WOW!!!!!



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    I am still curious as to how big everyone's foals are at 2-3 months.



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    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!



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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonPie730 View Post
    How tall should they be at one? I was just wondering because she seems to be significantly bigger than other warmblood foals her age that I know and I really DO NOT want her bigger than 16.3 max!
    On average add 2 hands to the 12 month old height......so if you want the horse to be 16.2 the foal should be approximately 14.2 on her first birthday.



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    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!!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crosscreeksh View Post
    . 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.



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    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.



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    My 7 week Irish Draught colt was a smidge over 12.1hh
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    My 3 month old (as of July 3rd) colt is 12.3 & 1/4 at his withers and 13.1 & 1/2 at his rump.

    His dam is 16.3 and his sire is about the same. She is Appendix QH & the sire is full TB.

    His knees and hocks are a little taller than hers. I'm hoping he hits 17 +.



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    Our first filly of this year is HUGE! Of course, her dam's 2008 foal is very large also.

    Here's a pic at 2 1/2 months old. Her dam is 16 hands.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tidy rabbit View Post
    My 3 month old (as of July 3rd) colt is 12.3 & 1/4 at his withers and 13.1 & 1/2 at his rump.

    His dam is 16.3 and his sire is about the same. She is Appendix QH & the sire is full TB.

    His knees and hocks are a little taller than hers. I'm hoping he hits 17 +.
    Wow! He is big for 3 months!!

    Quote Originally Posted by foxhavenfarm View Post
    Our first filly of this year is HUGE! Of course, her dam's 2008 foal is very large also.

    Here's a pic at 2 1/2 months old. Her dam is 16 hands.

    She doesn't look like she will fit under there much longer... Was her 2008 foal by the same sire?

    Anyone else? How big are your foals? Is there a big difference between fillies and colts regarding final height?



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    Our 3 month old ES Donavan Filly is over 13.2hh

    http://www.hotelfun4kids.com/images/...a%20300609.JPG

    Her 1/2 brother is huge too.

    Her mom is 16.2hh and daddy is 17.1hh

    She will be a big girl.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonPie730 View Post
    She doesn't look like she will fit under there much longer... Was her 2008 foal by the same sire?
    That's what we've been saying. No, her 2008 colt was by a different sire (also 16 hands) and he looks to top both parents also.



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    my 2-month-old (as of the 6th) is 48" (so 12 hands).



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    My 8 week old colt is 11.3 at the withers, just over 12h at the butt! Mom is 16h TB, dad is 16.2 Holsteiner.



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