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  1. #1
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    Default Redwine --> Not a Bashing Thread!!

    I have a three year old Redwine filly who is currently 15.3 and still very "immature" looking. I'm hoping that she's going to grow another inch or two, but I'm wondering if I should accept the fact that she is going to be a small horse. Can other Redwine baby owners comment on the sizes of their 3+ year olds? And like the title suggests, please no snarky comments, I really just want to know how big his other babies are.



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    My filly is 24 months and 16 1/2 in front and 16.1 1/4 behind.



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    I can't comment on Redwine babies in particular, but I have had quite a few 3 year olds (and some 4 year olds) that grew another 2 to 4 inches between 3 years and 5 years. We imported a 4 year old Rascalino gelding who was just under 16.0 h when he arrived and he finished at a solid 16.2 h.
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    My mare (not a Redwine but a Holsteiner) was 15h2 at 3 y.o. and is now 16 1/2h at almost 6 y.o.



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    How big is your mare?


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    Like Showjumpers66 said, between 3 and 5 (and even sometimes to 7) there is long way to go. Hang in...too early to tell.


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    My boy's Redwine brother will be 3 this summer and will probably be 17hh by then. Both boys were/are slow to mature and get their height from their mom (my guy is nearly 18hh), so I don't think their sires have a whole lot to do with their size. The mare is 17hh and she & my boy grew till they were almost 6.
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    As said - not in particular to this stallion - but many WBs grow till they are 5-6. I wouldn't start thinking now that your baby "small" (though I don't think 15.3 small anymore and rather LIKE that size )
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    And, as was asked earlier, how big is your mare? A lot of that will be determined by her.
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    The mare is around 16.1 maybe 16.2 but she's a pretty big Holsteiner girl so I'm hoping my mare will bulk out a bit. And 3Dogs I also like smaller horses but unfortunately I'm 5'10" so short and a slight build isn't going to work for me Thanks guys, I'll hold tight and say a little prayer to the horsie gods.



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    If your horse seems long legged, immature, slab sided or narrow in front, chances are, it is still going to get taller as it fills out. If the withers and rib cage haven't "sprung" yet, it will definitely get taller. These types are in the "late bloomer" category and can grow quite a bit.

    On the other hand, if your horse is filled out and looks like a 7 year old-- with balanced, well rounded growth and a mature look, it MAY still fill out, or it may be done.
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    I just got a call from my trainer tonight and my almost 5 year old Oldenburg is butt high...I agree with everyone....sit tight....have you done a string test??? I know it's not 100% accurate but it is pretty darn close...

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    I have a very immature looking Irish Draught cross.... but HUGE long legs and narrow. He string tested to 16.1-2 and is currently 14.2 at the wither at 2. So, I am going with immature looking = longer grow time!
    Also have a 2 year old filly, VERY mature looking, VERY slow growth and she is topping out at 13hh I think. Never had a gawky moment, so I don't expect much more out of her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyHollow View Post
    I just got a call from my trainer tonight and my almost 5 year old Oldenburg is butt high...I agree with everyone....sit tight....have you done a string test??? I know it's not 100% accurate but it is pretty darn close...

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    I hope the string test isn't 100% accurate for my filly, because I do NOT want a super tall horse! I suspect she'll be leggy though, based on her breeding. My 16.3hh TB has very proportionately long legs and string tests at 18 hands, if I'm remembering correctly.
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    I have a 3yo ISH filly who is 15.1h, but she is narrow and lanky and looks like a stiltwalker. And various tests say 17-18h (NOOOO! I'm 5'4"!). Her half sister looked full grown at 2 at 15.2h, and is 15.2 1/2" at nine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FTMT21884 View Post
    The mare is around 16.1 maybe 16.2 ....
    Redwine is 16.1, so it would seem that between mom and dad, the baby would top out at about the same.

    But wait and see....still plenty of time.
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    We have a 8 year old Redwine gelding that is 16.3hh



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    My Redwine gelding is 22 months, and almost 16hh and 16+hh behind and to me has still plenty of time to grow. His mom was 16.3hh so I'm hoping he will eventually hit his moms height.

    As for you, I do think you need to wait it out. These WBs can be so slow to develop so differently than one another it is really hard to see. If she is narrow bodied I would certainly think she will grow a little.



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    My Redwine mare is 16.3 pushing 17 HH and will be 5 this June. She is already taller then her mom. Her mom is of decent sized breeding.

    As a 3 year old she was very leggy, and probably 16 HH in the beginning of her 3 year old year.

    If you have a 15.3 3 year old, I'd expect about a 16.1 HH mature size, maybe an inch more and expect the horse to fill out quite a bit as it matures.


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