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Old 07-19-2007, 01:05 PM  
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Question How long does it take for minis to reach their full grown height?

I have a three year old and a yearling. I was told they should end up around the same height, giving me a matched pair of black mini mares. The yearling just seems so small yet. I was wondering how much time she had to grow yet. I didn't know if they grow like weeds 'til a certain age then slow down or what. Can anyone help me out with that?
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:15 PM  
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The babies do grow like weeds to a certain extent and it is still young. I would wait to determine size until the one is at least two. Are they siblings?
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:28 PM  
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I have a chart (If you PM me, I could email it to you). Or if you let me know the current height (in inches with part inches like 32.50") and age (in months) I can tell you the numbers it projects. The chart says that it is 90% accurate to 1/2".

It gives estimated final heights. Most growth is in the first year (90% is what I have been told.) Some horses don't follow this though. The mini registries figure final height is accurate at age 3 and that is when it is recorded on their papers.
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Old 07-19-2007, 01:55 PM  
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They are half sisters. Same mare different stud. Studs were same height.
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Old 07-21-2007, 03:17 PM  
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Expect a mini to reach it's full height by 3-3 1/2 years old. This is why the registry gives you temporary papers until they are 3 years and permanently measured
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Old 07-24-2007, 12:40 PM  
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There is a good measurement you can take now to help determine how tall your baby will be. Take a piece of string and measure from the middle of her knee to the coronet band,measure the length and take that number and multiply that by 4. If she measures 8", she'll be 32" tall at maturity. It works very well as I've done this on mature horses that I know how tall they are. You'll be within a 1/4" anyway!!!
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Old 07-25-2007, 06:26 AM  
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Yeppers. The string test generally works on many breeds, including minis.
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