Volta body December

Poll to muzzle: 70cm 2cm increase

Chin to shoulder  (neck length) : 79.5cm no change

Mane length: 31cm increased by 3cm

Back length: wither to top dock: 123cm increased by 2 cm

Tail length top of dock to end tail: 108cm  increased by 6 cm

Hind length top of coronet band to hock: 68.5cm increased by 1/2 cm

Front leg length top of coronet to elbow: 97cm increased by 1cm

 “NEW MEASUREMENT ” This measurement tells us if Volta is going to grow in height over the next few weeks. If a youngster is said to be,” up behind” this means the rump is higher than the wither. The wither will catch up to their rump height eventually over a few days. This will change continuously while your youngster is growing and changing shape. For November Oaks Volta’s rump is “2cm HIGHER “than his wither, therefore at this stage he is “UP BEHIND “which tells us he is having a growth spurt. Each month we shall now focus on his rump and wither heights. Lets see how much he grows each month a little or a lot?  Since we measured him in July Oaks Volta has grown approximately 2 inches.

Hind quarters:   159cm ( from ground to top of rump) up 1cm since last month

Volta’s height for November : 158cm = 15.2hh ( he was 150cm in July ) he is nearly 15.3 hh, we shall see is he can reach this before he turns 2 years of age. He is up behind again for the month of November so he is growing!

Team Joyce still have another type of measurement we wish to share in the December post as Volta will be 2 in January 2013. This is a way of determining your youngsters final height once they finish growing . It is recommended you do this when they are 2 years old, not before and it will give you a rough estimated idea of what the final height maybe as a mature horse. Stay tuned!

Some say its an old wives tale but who cares its worth trying out on Oaks Volta to see if its close! Cannot wait till Jan 2013.

In March, his weight was 400kg
In April, his weight was 434kg
In May, his weight was 466kg
In June, his weight was 477kg
In July, his weight was 489kg
In August, his weight was 478kg
In September, his weight was 473kg                                                                                                                                                                                                        October, his weight was 477kg

November, his weight 484kg increased by 7kg