01-29-2009, 08:42 AM
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We (my Dad and I) have had him since he was a yearling. We got him and his mate (initially bought as a driving team) for $800 at a draft horse sale. Both were registered but the mare that we bought ended up getting snakebit (IN NOVEMBER?????) and passed away. She was carrying a colt at the time. We have no serious plans to breed but are a little reluctant to cut him because he is one of the few stout, well bred, and registered Percheron studs in America that I know of. He would make an excellent breeding stud but with the market, there are already too many unwanted horses. I would kinda like to get him cut but kinda not. LOL Curse my indecision. He has not shown any studly tendencies under saddle or harness so I think it is okay to leave him for the time being. I love big horses. One of the first memories I have of a genuine jaw-dropping sight was at the same sale I got him at but I was only about 7 at the time. My dad and I were walking around looking for some harness and all of a sudden, this giant clydesdale walked into the sale barn. On his back, sitting in her perfect little saddle was a kid no older than me and quite a bit smaller. She looked like a little blonde mouse sitting on an elephant. LOL. I was so jealous because I wanted a big horse like that to show off. I guess I got my wish.