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Old 03-19-2008, 09:51 AM  
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How much more can a 4 year old grow?

I have a 13.3 1/2 hand welsh/tbx filly that is almost four. She is a little bit down hill and I was wondering if that meant she was going to grow, or just be down hill for the rest of her life... Does anyone know?
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:22 PM  
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I had a paint filly that did not grow until she was 4 1/2 yo. She was 14 h in her 3 year but by 4 1/2 she was 15h and a chunk. Don't ask me how though. Shewas an extremely late bloomer.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:26 PM  
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Hard to say, but the odds are she probably just having a late growing streak. My mare didn't really quit growing and filling out until 5 years old. Also, knowing she is crossed with TB I would think she might still have some growing left in her.
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Old 03-19-2008, 02:38 PM  
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I have even heard of some that kept growing until 6 or 7
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MY TB was 4 when I got her. Better diet and exercise and she grew at least a couple of inches.
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:02 PM  
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Well at least that means that there is hope! She was meant to be a 14.1 or 14.2hh pony for me to ride (I'm 5'4 but prefer ponies) but she turned out to be a pip-squeak and now I have to sell her. I think she would do really well in the hunter world, but unfortunately her size puts her at a bit of a dissadvantage.. And her down hill-ness doesn't help when she bucks!
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Old 03-19-2008, 06:05 PM  
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Sweet Pea is 5, and she was built pretty downhill when we got her, but has almost leveled out now. She was 12 h at the withers exactly, she is 12.1 and a little bit now. I always wanted a pony that would grow with the kids!
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Sweet Pea is 5, and she was built pretty downhill when we got her, but has almost leveled out now. She was 12 h at the withers exactly, she is 12.1 and a little bit now. I always wanted a pony that would grow with the kids!
Haha, you could put it that way! I had this one pony when I was younger that I wished would grow with me! Unfortunately that never happened..
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I had a welsh/tb that was 12 years old and was 13.2 hands. I still see her often and I don't think she's gonna grow anymore.
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Old 03-19-2008, 07:45 PM  
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I had a welsh/tb that was 12 years old and was 13.2 hands. I still see her often and I don't think she's gonna grow anymore.
I'm a bit confused by this reply... my filly's not going to grow; or your 12 year old isn't going to grow?
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I dont know about your little one. But the filly I sold about 2 years ago will be 4yrs in June. Her sire has slow growing offspring. They grow up until they are 7 yrs. And the sire himself actually grew until and matured until he was 10 yrs.

Hope that helps. For example. She is about 15 hands at the hip, and 14.3 at the shoulders. Shes at another growth spurt.
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Thanks for all the replies.. I suppose the best thing to do is to ask the owner of the dam whether or not she was a late bloomer.. Now if only I could find the number..
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My old H/J trainer had a SBP that was 15 HH for the longest time. When got to be around 4-4 1/2 years old. He grew like to 15.2-3 HH.

Everyone at the barn was surprised about his sudden growth. I have to say the my trainer was really happy
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My old H/J trainer had a SBP that was 15 HH for the longest time. When got to be around 4-4 1/2 years old. He grew like to 15.2-3 HH.

Everyone at the barn was surprised about his sudden growth. I have to say the my trainer was really happy
I'ms sure he/she was! If my filly gets to be 14.2-3 she's a keeper for sure!
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