Height prediction guesses of an Appaloosa x Welsh A??

Astala77

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IMG_1038.JPG My lovely filly is the result of a 15.3hh/16hh appaloosa/TB stallion getting into field of a 11.3/12hh Welsh section A pony mare! Filly is currently 13.1hh on the stick and turned 2 last month. Vet estimated mature height of 14.3/15hh and dentist thought more 13.2/14hh. She looks just like her sire in build (like a spotty fine TB) with her dams dainty legs! String test comes up 14.1hh. Am hoping the latter at least so I can ride her (I'm 5'5 and 9.7st)! Any fun guesses from experience welcomed!
Ive added photos of her dam and sire.....
 

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newforest

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I can't why you couldn't ride her the height she is now. So allowing for an extra few inches she might make 14hh.
 

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Yep, as already said above, at her age, the string test will be pretty reliable.
 

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No idea, but hope you stay on the board so we can find out! She's gorgeous - very striking. I would never have guessed she had Welsh in her lol.
 

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Thank you all! I'm slightly obsessed with what height she'll make but don't think I could sell her even if she didn't make any bigger! 14.2hh would be great but if I keep my weight down 14hh would be fine too. She will only ever be a happy hacker for me anyway. When she's older I will probably part loan her out so she can experience more fun things! Hoping to take her to a couple of in hand shows this summer in the meantime. Will try to remember this post and let you know how she does and how big she gets!
 

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In my experience a lot of people say ponies at 4yr old still might gain another inch or two but.. so far everything i have seen has gained 95% of its height by the end of it’s 2nd summer. They might come up very slightly over winter into the 3rd year and from then on they mature out.
 

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Thank you all! I'm slightly obsessed with what height she'll make but don't think I could sell her even if she didn't make any bigger! 14.2hh would be great but if I keep my weight down 14hh would be fine too. She will only ever be a happy hacker for me anyway. When she's older I will probably part loan her out so she can experience more fun things! Hoping to take her to a couple of in hand shows this summer in the meantime. Will try to remember this post and let you know how she does and how big she gets!
I am 10 stone and mine is 14hh.
 

Astala77

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View attachment 87229 View attachment 87229 Eek! My fillys new field mate has moved in, a 15hh Welsh cob gelding....and she looks so weeny compared to him! Making me realise that she's never going to make anywhere near that height...but also how finely built she is! I know 14hh will be ok for me but what about the build? She is clearly going to be like her sire, a very fine appy x tb ...am worried now as can't afford to keep her and buy a bigger one
 
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