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    10-25-2010, 09:59 PM
The boy as promised, the day was a little foggy here and woke up to 3" of snow today....uugghh. Was wishing I had a better camera, don't think I should put them all on here so Ill put some on my album "the herd" too.
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    10-25-2010, 10:00 PM
Yay!! Pretty boy pictures!
    10-25-2010, 10:18 PM
more pics

I took some with measurements too. Keep in mind the one with my hand around his cannon bone...I DO have man hands :) Passed down lovingly from my Just wanted to give an idea of the size of his cannon's.
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    10-25-2010, 10:38 PM
That one of his back...I wanted to measure from the base of his withers to the last thoracic vertebrae to give you an idea of how short his back is too.
    10-25-2010, 10:38 PM
My goodness he's gorgeous!!! And thick!
    10-26-2010, 12:57 AM
Originally Posted by CinderEve    
I'm new here so sorry for stepping in on an old conversation, but your boy is absolutely amazing! I do like the idea that someone mentioned if you do use him for breeding his stud fee can go towards rescue. That might make you feel a little better about that. Bless you for being so wonderful as to rescue horses!

Thank you! I am just one amongst a vast group of others...and I am happy to do it, they are a blessing to me!
    10-26-2010, 01:46 PM
Oh my! He is absolutely stunning. Any luck figuring out what he is yet?
    10-26-2010, 02:09 PM
Green Broke
Oh if Canada weren't so danged far away!
    10-26-2010, 06:40 PM
Being originally from Europe and growing up with those guys I will definitely say he is one. He isn't your typical red roan, but his confo and build scream it. He's outstanding. I do understand your thinking of not wanting to geld him if he is a rarer breed. Have you checked to see if he happens to have any tattoos? I would contact your local Ardennais association to see if there is any way to tract him down in a registry. If you can't verify what he is and paper him, unfortunately he wont be of good stallion value.
    10-26-2010, 06:44 PM
I can't get over how amazing he is! You should invite people over to look at him and charge admission!

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