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  1. #1
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    Default How much taller did your 3 yr olds get?

    How much taller did your horse get from his 3 yr old year



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    About 3"... 15.3-16.2 (@ 5)



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    My Dutch WB/Saddlebred cross filly: 2 inches (15.1hh to 15.3hh)

    My Saddlebred filly: 1 inch (15.1hh to 15.2hh)

    I expect my 2008 Oldenburg/Saddlebred gelding to also gain about two inches after 3. He was 15.3hh on his 3rd birthday and is still on track to finish 16.1hh or so.



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    Mine is a 2007 TB / Appaloosa cross.

    She was 16.0 as a three year old and now as a 4 year old comes in at 16.2.

    Last years 76" blanket was just too tight (leg straps couldn't reach, didn't cover her bum) this year, and the 81" I bought seems to fit generously.

    As a weanling she string tested to 16.2 - 16.3.



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    Both stand at 16.2 hands so I expect 17.
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    Usually I see 1-2" of growth and quite a bit of filling out.
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    1) 3+ inches but he was a very slow grower/ late bloomer type. Oldenburg gelding, now 7.

    2) 1.5" and tons of substance. Dutch mare, now 8.



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    My (KWPN) boy was 16.2h as a 3YO and as a 4YO he's 17.1 and might go more. Hopefully not too much more! He's definitely filling out now though, I had to go up a size (wider) in his Bossy Bib this year, even though he's technically still in the same height range as last winter.



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    DWB/TB was just under 17H as a 3 year old...now just under 17.1 as a 7 year old.
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    I have purchased 5 broodmares as 3 year olds (actually, 3 1/2 by the time they arrived in Canada). They grew 1/2" to 3/4 " in the following 2 or more years, putting them all in the 16.1 to 16.3 range.
    A few (3 or 4) homebreds also grew less than 3/4" after 3 years of age. One gelding added fully 2" after 3 years of age.



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    Anywhere from 1" to 3".
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    It depends on their final height. Taller horses put on more height after 3 than small ones do IME.

    One who finished up a big 16.2 was just over 16 at 3. She grew 1.5-2"
    One who is verging on 17 at 5 was 16.1 at 3. She grew 3"
    One who finished at 15.3 was 15.2 at 3.



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    Irish Draught 2-3 inches growing and filling out til 8 but most height by 6. Pat o



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    My B-line mare was 15.3 at three. She's 17hh at seven. Grew over 2" between six and seven.
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    ApHC x TB, 15'3 - 16'0" at 3 years old now pushing 17'0" as a 5 yo. That's on the high side, historically, for us.



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    3" from 3-5. She was starved previously so don't know if she would have been bigger, was playing catch up or what. OTTB
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    on average about 2".



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    Depends on the individual and their pedigree/genetics but as a general rule - anywhere from 0-5".

    One of the 2007's was right at 17 hands in April. He's pushing 18 now. As a 3 year old, he was about 16.2. Another one of that group was 15.2 and is past 16.1 now. He was 15 hands as a 3 year old. Another was 15.3 and is now pushing 16.3 (behind) and 16.2 up front - he looks like a yearling from the withers forward with an adult horse back end. As a 3 year old, he was a tad more coordinated looking and about 15.3.

    Of the current 3 year olds -
    1 is 17 hands. I expect at least 2" more. (gelding)
    1 is 16.2. I expect another inch, maybe 2. (mare)
    1 is 15.3 1/2. He'll get at least 1-2" taller. (gelding)
    1 is 16.1 and should 'only' add another inch. (mare)

    We had a yearling that was 16.3 back in the early 80's (1/2 TB 1/2 Westphalian) - he finished at 16.3 1/2, so they can fool you sometimes. (or scare the hooey out of you depending on your frame of mind) Sire was 16.2, dam was 16.3.

    As a rule, I look to the grandparents and average height from those 4, rather than the parents.

    ETA: Ours break down (usually) to roughly 50% warmblood (Hanoverian, Westphalian, Oldenburg) and 50% TB by pedigree.



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    My 3 YO OTTB has grown about 3" this year. When I got him in Feb, he was 16hh, now he's about 16.3hh.

    My three homebred mares did not grow much at all at 3. One of them, who is a towering 14.3hh at age 6, didn't grow at all. Another went from 15.3hh to 16.1hh at the beginning of her 5 year-old year.



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    My Swedish Warmblood/Hanoverian cross went from 16.1 as a 4 year old to 17 hands as a 7 year old.
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