So anyone know any accurate "ish" ways to guess a baby's adult height? We have an 8 month old colt. He was really big as a little guy but seems to have not grown a whole lot lately. Kind of hoping we dodge a bullet on this one!
string test should work pretty much at any time. except that it doesn't work for my pony - first time ever on any of my horses.... when i measure i get about 3" taller that he is..... which is weird.....
It doesn't work well when the cannon bones are long or short in relation to the height. Longer cannon bones will give you a measurement taller than the horse is/will be, and short will give you smaller.
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My unscientific methods include checking to see where babies knee and hock line up to mamas. I add some for growth of joints and foot but I can tell that baby number one will be at least 16.2 or more and will most likely be taller than mom, while baby number 2 will be at least 16.1 and as tall or slightly taller than mom.
Both babies are currently 11 months old.