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    10-09-2010, 03:06 PM
He is gergeous.....I want him....hehe.....
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    10-09-2010, 04:07 PM
He looks like an older grey percheron to me..exactly like my black Percheron gelding as far as size, feather and mane plus his head displays the same shape of a percheron. Belgian breeds are more roman nosed. They also come in chestnut with flaxen mane and tail for that matter..I have been around Ardennis's ( a good freind had a hitch pair)and the American ones that are here are just about all bays. Ardennes bone is MUCH thicker than your guy displays. Grey is not a color the ardennes breeders here in the states go for. The leg is not also that long. Most of your european breed Belgian lines have the shorter leg bones. Its also common for Percherons to have that full feathering...
Here are some pictures and discription...
The other thing he could be is a cross of an American Belgian and a grey percheron.. Another good freind bought what he thought was a grade Belgian colt for a team mate for his older chestnut Belgian one...turned out he turned grey because of his Grey stallion Percheron sire.

    10-09-2010, 04:47 PM
We have been around a lot of Percherons and although that may be part of what makes up his breeding I don't believe there is much there. His legs are the thickest I've seen. His carpal bones are enormus as well as his cannons. Maybe I should measure them so you have an idea. He stands around 15'2. And the vet put him at 7 years old. Thank you for your feedback :)
Something else I should mention...his nose is sort of dishes, lengthwise, there is a small indentation running up the length of it, starting about 3"s above his nostrils and stopping below his eyes..seemed mentio worthy to me..dunno.
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    10-09-2010, 05:01 PM
Non-horn unicorn offered for stud services, he was captured by horse poacher's and they removed his horn, it will grow back but only when you're not looking. This is hereditary.
    10-09-2010, 05:14 PM
I won't be much help for breed info, but I wanted to add that I think he's gorgeous! He's got a really nice head and kind eyes. If you wanted to keep him a stud, maybe you could use the profits to help rescue horses. That way, his nice physique and temperament could be passed on, but you'd still be helping unwanted horses.
    10-09-2010, 05:17 PM
Originally Posted by Redial    
non-horn unicorn offered for stud services, he was captured by horse poacher's and they removed his horn, it will grow back but only when you're not looking. This is hereditary.
That's even better!!! LOL, I love it! You ARE FUNNY :)
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    10-09-2010, 06:36 PM
Oh my goodness! Let me know where to ship my mare, she could keep him company for a while.. ;)
    10-09-2010, 06:43 PM
Green Broke
Ardennais do have Percheron blood in him, but I seriously doubt he is full Percheron. I sent the the thread link to a friend and she said he looks like he's at least half Ardennais if not full.
    10-09-2010, 06:45 PM
I'm still thinking he is a cross out of some sort..especially with a dish face. Perhaps part fjord??? The belgian style horses have flat to roman noses. His face is "too pretty". He even could be brabant x Fressian...Hard to tell...He is a pretty boy and just don't have the same look as a Ardennes..

Here is a link to the ONLY Ardennes breeder in the USA...

Clover Oaks Farm

Clover Oaks Farm

As you can see there is no dish in any of those noses..the heads are flat or roman...

    10-09-2010, 07:02 PM
Green Broke
I just got another IM from my friend. She said her friend thinks he's a Boulonnais cross. I looked it up in my book and they are the same color, head style and legs.

This is the description:

15.3-16.3 hands

All shades of grey (the picture in the book is a brilliant white like the one here)

Elegant head, short and broad overal with straight profile, wide forehead, slightly prominent eye sockets, strong ,rounded, widely spaced jowels, large, bright eyes, small erect ears, open nostrils and small mouth, thick often arched neck with thick mane, muscular shoulders with fairly prominent withers, broad straight back, broad chest and well sprung ribs, round muscular hind quarters with fairly high set thick tail, strong limbs with very prominent muscular projections in the forearms and thighs, short thick cannons, large flat joints and no feathers.

Other than the feathers it sure describes those pictures. She thought Boulonnais/Percheron cross or something similar.

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