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post #1 of 4 Old 07-31-2009, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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considering a percheron

I've always had a thing for percherons - but I'll be the first to admit that I don't know as much about them as I could (I've started reading up - I'm addicted to research).

So, I've been kicking around ideas for a second horse, as my mare has gotten on in her years... now I'm on the idea of a draft.

This one is somewhat near me, and I'd like to consider looking at her. She's three, been doing groundwork, but the owners don't feel like they have the time to commit to her - they also have a two year old filly for sale. Here are a couple pictures - maybe a few of the more educated and experience draft owners would be willing to give me their opinion.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-31-2009, 04:49 PM
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Work with them

Drafts and draft crosses can make great horses for either riding or companionship. I suggest trying to see if you can work with a few or meet up with someone who owns one. Just like any breed, they are great but not for everyone.

Make sure you read thru all the posts in this section of the forum. They are going to answer a lot of the questions you might have as well bring up some thing you probably hadn't thought about.

Feel free to post questions you might have.

Good Luck.
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-31-2009, 09:15 PM
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There are a lot of threads on Percherons in this section - read through and you'll find all sorts of info out. The horse in the second picture you posted looks like it could use less weight but other than that, neither picture is that good to give any other info.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-16-2009, 08:47 PM
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The thing is, these are both young untrained horses. Do you have the experience and ability to finsh them regardless of the breed? If you don't maybe you should look for an older trained percheron. I think these horses are a mix of Percheron and something else. The pure Percherons I've seen never have white on them. My mare Molly is a perch/cross and she has white.

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