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    12-23-2012, 10:02 AM
Yes I agree, I didn't make this thread with the intent of causing this argument :/
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    12-23-2012, 10:34 AM
You should check into getting a trained Standardbred. They usually have a beautiful calm temperament, and are great for trails & regular riding.
    12-23-2012, 10:42 AM
You have just GOT to get a heavy. You will never regret it...LOL. They aren't pets, they become part of you. So there you go, decision made...LOL Have a lovely Christmas and I hope Santa puts a Heavy Horse in your stocking for you...XXXXX
    12-23-2012, 11:34 AM
Originally Posted by Bluebird    
I think no matter what various societies or individuals say about what the breed standard of perfection should be, as long as they are healthy, who actually cares?

My girl may not be the picture perfect Percheron, but she's MY Percheron and she's the most beautiful and wonderful thing on this planet.........
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    12-23-2012, 11:40 AM
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It is a shame to get into arguments on a thread like this.
I wonder if different countries have different ideas of what 'cow hocks' are?
I can see that in extremes they arent good but the breed standard in the UK for the Clydesdale is that the point of its hocks should 'turn inward' and not outward which technically speaking is 'cow hocked'
Maybe the breed requirements in other countries is different though I do know that many of the horses are still imported from Scotland UK
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Can we please just love these giants and not get into a fight about them
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    12-23-2012, 12:37 PM
I'm already hooked on the idea of owning a draft haha
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    12-23-2012, 12:43 PM
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Well get that fence in and get on it!!!
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    12-23-2012, 12:44 PM
Hahaha believe me, I am! But I may get the electric tape
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    12-23-2012, 12:48 PM
Originally Posted by DraftGuy    

My girl may not be the picture perfect Percheron, but she's MY Percheron and she's the most beautiful and wonderful thing on this planet.........

I agree!! My horses may not be show quality, by any means...but, what a feeling when I can ride mine through anything and do anything with them that I ask with no problem, while the show quality horses that people actually pay thousands for, go bezerk! Now, I'm NOT categorizing "ALL" show quality horses, of course....but boy, have a seen a lot of high priced horses that I wouldn't even think of riding. With that being said, I also don't want to do dressage, barrel race, jump, race, event, show....or any of that fancy stuff. I just keep taking people's rejects and having a wonderful time with them!
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    12-23-2012, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by RaigenB    
Hahaha believe me, I am! But I may get the electric tape
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I use tape when I section off pasture in the grazing months. Works great!

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