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  1. #1
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    Default Stop growing!

    My 7 year old Pablito/Cor Noir just sprouted up again at her hip.

    I kinda thought she should be done by now, so was surprised to see she is butt high again.

    I know warmbloods can be a bit slow to develop (as compared to other breeds), but at what point are most done growing?

    I feel like I own a chia-pet...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgie View Post
    I feel like I own a chia-pet...
    HAHA!

    I had a mental picture of a horse with the chia-pet grass growing off her rump. Haha.
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    My WB gelding grew in his 7th year
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    Just when you think they are done they throw another inch at you. Just when you talked yourself into thinking falling from 6ft up in the air isn't bad the distance becomes 6'2 or 6'3. Yeah I know this feeling though its the TBs that do it to me. Now I tend to look for the shorties and pray like crazy they stay that way. Then there was the time I bought the 14.3 hh 3 y/o that became the 17hh 5 y/o.
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    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.



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    I have a 4 yr old WB/TB cross and he's sprouting!! It makes me dizzy looking up there now! And when I string test him, oh my. And he hasn't 'man'ned out yet. You know, that hunky stuff

    He's like a 14 yr old string bean boy - right down to the big feet (in the oversized sneakers) And I have 3 more yrs of this ???

    This past spring it seemed like a lot of his energy was consumed by the growth spurt. sometimes. then the rest of the time he was a cracker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB View Post
    My WB gelding grew in his 7th year
    Well...crap. That doesn't make me feel better.

    She string tested to 17+ (not gonna make it there...). She is a hair over 16.1 currently.

    I'm ok with her not growing anymore, though it would be nice for the front end to catch up to the back end before the growing stops...



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    Oh you mean you're not supposed to have them be butt high? (In cow working QH's we want them butt high.) Took me a bit to get used to the level back after being on a front end slider for most of my years. Now I get on them and I feel like I'm sliding off the front end and since there is no horn to hold it's an even more interesting sensation.
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    Originally Posted by alicen:
    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.



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    Burgie- my 4yo Landkonig/Pablito is maybe knocking at 16 hands, maybe, when his feet are long and he's wearing thick steel shoes. But he is a late bloomer- he looks like a 3yo at 4, hasn't popped withers, and I expect (errr, hope) he'll just keep creeping up until he hits 16.2 or so. He also string-tested at 17h, but that will likely end up being some very wishful thinking on my part.



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    Fun cross!
    I do believe you should post pics of your boy.

    From what I understand, the Cor Noir lines can be slow developers...perhaps this is where the 7 year growth spurt is coming from?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgie View Post
    From what I understand, the Cor Noir lines can be slow developers...perhaps this is where the 7 year growth spurt is coming from?
    Ive heard that as well. If I remember correctly I read somewhere that Cor Noir himself was a VERY late bloomer too.
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    Pssst
    I was hoping someone would debunk that statement.



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    No such luck, sorry.

    My Cor Noir gelding was 16h at age 4, 17h when I got him at 6 1/2, 17.1 at 7 1/2, and finally finished at 17.2 as an 8 1/2 yr old. He has since been sticked at 17.2 by three different vets for health papers. His full sister (both born the same year via ET) finished at 17.2 as well.

    He was also really gawky and ugly as a 5yr old, but became pretty again at 6 and stayed that way. So don't worry if yours ever becomes ugly for a while.

    Mine at 5. It was bad. REALLY bad.
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/...98b893fee0.jpg

    After he stopped growing:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2696/...5dd_z.jpg?zz=1

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2745/...a04_z.jpg?zz=1

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2708/...7bb_z.jpg?zz=1

    I know the string test doesn't always work on every horse, but as an adult the length for ergot to elbow, and elbow to withers is a perfect match on my horse. So it probably would have been an accurate predictor for him as he was growing.



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    Oh man, I am sooooo ready for my boy to stop growing!
    He sticked 17.1hh the other day; he's three. My big baby still looks like a teenager too. Thankfully, his growth has been slow and steady. He's giant and generally 'big', but you can look at him and tell he's got some maturing to do....
    His mom grew some as a six year old. If Baby Huie follows in her footsteps, I don't even want to think how big he'll be!!
    Y'all ain't right!



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    "Late bloomers" "sprouting"! Are we horse breeders or horticulturalists? LOL!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Goo View Post
    No such luck, sorry.

    My Cor Noir gelding was 16h at age 4, 17h when I got him at 6 1/2, 17.1 at 7 1/2, and finally finished at 17.2 as an 8 1/2 yr old. He has since been sticked at 17.2 by three different vets for health papers. His full sister (both born the same year via ET) finished at 17.2 as well.

    He was also really gawky and ugly as a 5yr old, but became pretty again at 6 and stayed that way. So don't worry if yours ever becomes ugly for a while.

    Mine at 5. It was bad. REALLY bad.
    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4008/...98b893fee0.jpg

    After he stopped growing:
    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2696/...5dd_z.jpg?zz=1

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2745/...a04_z.jpg?zz=1

    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2708/...7bb_z.jpg?zz=1

    I know the string test doesn't always work on every horse, but as an adult the length for ergot to elbow, and elbow to withers is a perfect match on my horse. So it probably would have been an accurate predictor for him as he was growing.
    6 inches after age 4!!!! I'm never buying a young horse again. ever!

    This thread is going to haunt me....
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    If there is any spare "Stop Growing Juice", please send it my way. 3 of our 2007's are well past the 17 hand mark. Wizard is over 16 hands and I'd like him to stop growing NOW - he's the perfect size. One of the yearlings is already over 16 hands (behind) and is catching up with her 2 year old full sister.

    The only saving grace is that none of them are going to have barrels like, well, barrels, so they will be a good fit for the saddle & rider...but...it is intimidating to get on a 17.2 hand three year old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgie View Post
    Fun cross!
    I do believe you should post pics of your boy.
    Oops, missed this! These are from last week, after a bath.

    Posing:
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...de4&id=4811135
    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...342&id=4811135
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    Jumping:
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    Default TBs

    I've only had TBs, but...
    Purchased Calvin at 5 yrs old,16.1h, and about 1200lbs
    Sold him as a 6 yr old and 16.3h, 1450lbs

    Bought a mostl TB appendix gelding in January of this year. He was 3 1/2 years old, right at 16.1h, and about 1000lbs ish. Currently he has turned four, probably only weighs 1150lbs, but is a hair under 16.3h. I'm told his line doesnt mature til 6 or 7. Good gracious.
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    This thread is not very encouraging for me. I have a 5 y.o. Dutch mare that I bred. She is 16.2 now. A tad too big for me, but overall, a good size. Was hoping that she would stop (maybe she has). She string tested at 17.1 and I got the same thing when measuring the cannon bone. I am so hoping both are wrong, wrong, wrong.



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    Same here. Watermark's chestnut looks very similar to my 2007 Coromino x TB gelding o/o a barely 16h mare. We gave up measuring months ago when his butt touched on the 17h mark. What difference doth a few inches make? I'm already going to break something when I fall off.

    Our Cardento yearling is right on track to meet/surpass that, too. He is one very leggy boy with a big, handsome noggin and impressive feet, and doesn't even look remotely "yearling size" when standing next to the chestnut.

    I didn't intentionally breed tall ones, they just seem to pop out the ...um...woodwork.
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