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  1. #1
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    Default When to string test?

    I did some searching and could only find how to do a string test, but not when. What age have you found to be the most accurate for mid-knee to cornet string test or the ergot to elbow to withers string test?
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    ergot is more accurate
    can be done from 12 months of age on



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    Just did my two long yearlings.....
    One came in at 16.1. the other over 17h... Hope that's not right!



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    When to string test? Never. Not accurate.
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    I am just looking for a guesstimate, I don't expect precision.
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    Sorry to hijack, but when you do it... do you follow the contours of the limb or just do the straight line?



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    Straight line on mid knee to coronary band; elbow to ergot, straight line, but when you flip it up from the elbow, take the high end of the string directly over their spine...

    I've always heard over a year, or if you want to do it sooner on the elbow/ergot one, under 6 months you can to elbow to the ground, but that never seemed right.

    If a horse has correct conformation, a string test is fairly accurate give or take an inch.....go do it on your full grown (non-fugly) horse :-)



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