How do you measure a foal to get the approximate adult height?

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  1. Apr 11, 2016 #1

    horsenut50

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    As the title asks plus at what age is optimal to do this measurement to get the closest to the true adult height? Thank you!
     
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    Measure from coronet band to mid knee, multiply by four, and then add two. As close to birth as possible. Has been pretty accurate for me with our babies.
     
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    That is the cannon bone. From a Greek word meaning "to measure".
     
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    Here is a page on Lil Beginnings that offers up much of that information. There are several different formulas for estimating mature height. Don't forget, nothing is set in stone...they are all just estimations.

    http://www.lilbeginnings.com/info/misc/
     
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    Marsha, the cannon bone is only one single bone. It is the long bone from mid-knee to the fetlock. What Magic Marker described takes in a longer measurement, reaching from mid knee to coronet band.
     
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