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Cross Posting - Final Height Guesses?

I have a lovely 2 year old Westfalen gelding that’s a late baby (June 29th). I purchased him when he was a few weeks old and absolutely adore him. His sire is ~17.1hh and his dam is around 16.1-2hh and very chunky. His older full brother (and the first of this cross) is a HUGE 17.2hh and appears to still be growing up, hasn’t really filled out yet. We measured my guy about 3 weeks ago and he was 15.3hh at the withers and 15.3 1/2hh at the butt. He is now again much more butt high then he was when we put the stick on him! Any guesses on where he’ll end up? I’m fluffier then I’d like and 5’8" with mostly leg so I worry about him not getting big enough for me. I think I’d feel comfortable if he was a chunky 16.2hh, but ideally a bit bigger would be nice! I’ve included some pictures from his most recent Young Horse Show and a picture of his pedigree. He truly checks all my boxes and will be my horse of a lifetime if he gets to the size I need. And even if he’s a bit smaller, I’ll just have to starve myself. :wink:


Generally, add 1h to the 24 month height. Given that you measured a bit after his 24 month date, I’d say you’re safe to add 3-4" to his height now

You can also string test him both ways

  • 2x elbow to ergot, add in ergot to ground
  • mid-knee to coronet down the front, following the leg contours, and inches = hands, so 16 1/2" = 16.2h

Thank you, I will try to string test him this week both ways! But 16.2hh/16.3hh would be perfectly acceptable I think!

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