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What size should a large pony yearling be at 1 1/2?

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  • What size should a large pony yearling be at 1 1/2?

    About how big are your 1/2 TB 1/2 Welsh babies at a year and a half? Just checking to see if my filly is on track. Is a string test fairly accurate at this age?

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    String tests are a crap shoot.

    No one can give an estimate of size unless you give the pedigrees of the parents (Section A, Section B; height behind TB family, etc.).
    Last edited by VirginiaBred; Nov. 1, 2009, 08:25 PM.
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      Hoping mine stays a large--he's 19 months old and about 13.3 hands. Dam was TB (15 hands) and sire was Welsh Section B (12.3 hands). He's grown about a hand in the past year and spent a lot of time filling out.

      Most recent pic

      And another

      (I'm 5'3)

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      • #4
        Kelly, you'll be fine! Cute!
        Randee Beckman ~Otteridge Farm, LLC (http://on.fb.me/1iJEqvR)~ Marketing Manager - The Clothes Horse & Jennifer Oliver Equine Insurance Specialist

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        • #5
          Originally posted by VirginiaBred View Post
          Kelly, you'll be fine! Cute!
          Aw, thanks!

          And thank you for all the advice about showing him; we didn't make it to the Welsh show last weekend (due to an abscess that popped up in his lymph node), but it really motivated me to get on the ball and introduce some new things. Introduced saddle last week, and bit this past weekend. He is really coming along.

          He's also a bit less unpredictable now and more of a solid citizen. Only recent incident was removing his stall gate (lifted it straight up and off the "hinges"), eating an entire bucket of horse treats, and touring the farm until a neighbor lured him back to his stall with baby carrots. Not the call you want to get while you are away at a horse show. Good neighbors rock!

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            Originally posted by VirginiaBred View Post
            String tests are a crap shoot.

            No one can give an estimate of size unless you give the pedigrees of the parents (Section A, Section B; height behind TB family, etc.).
            She's out of a 16 hand TB, don't know the heights of her dam and sire, and by Twyford Cadog who is and 11.2 Section A. Right now she's a bit over 13.2 hands at 17 mos. old. I'm now living in fear that she'll go over.

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              Originally posted by llsc
              She's out of a 16 hand TB, don't know the heights of her dam and sire, and by Twyford Cadog who is and 11.2 Section A. Right now she's a bit over 13.2 hands at 17 mos. old. I'm now living in fear that she'll go over.
              Is this her first foal? That would be your saving grace. I'm with you in the "being worried" department.
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                First foal.

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                  That *may* save you.
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                  • #10
                    My 17 month old Empires Power colt is 13.2 right now (just a smidge under right now). Mother is a 13.2 BRP. His full sister who is a year older is 13.2 and a bit...so perhaps the "first foal" aspect will give you a little give.

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