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  1. #1
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    Default Will my horse grow anymore (sorry didnt know where to post this!

    I have a 4 year old appaloosa which was a slaughter rescue, he was rescued as a yearling. We believe he is around 4 years old now and is standing at 13.2, would he make any bigger? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Will my horse grow anymore (sorry didnt know where to post t

    Depends on horse but, Ime, they usually stop growing up at six, although you do get the odd exception. They grow out from then on.
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    Default Re: Will my horse grow anymore (sorry didnt know where to post t

    Yep, my boy supposedly X Andalusian, looked like a 2 yo at age 4, I put this down to some early development issues, maybe born out of season and not fed.
    Aged 9........... he is only now max weight and height, I always gave him [supplemented] feed except for a few weeks in summers.
    I believe some are very slow, previously, I have always had horses pretty much fully mature by the age of five/six in the past.

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    Default Re: Will my horse grow anymore (sorry didnt know where to post t

    Height wise, I don't think he will grow upwards a lot, but should build skeleton and muscle.
    IF the bum is higher than the withers he should keep growing.

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