Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
My boy is a Percheron cross (paint sire and Percheron dam) and he is a stout boy more than capable of carrying my 250lbs. His half-sister (who belongs to a friend) is built like a tank. She doesn't have very good conformation, though (marginally butt high, long back, sickle hocked...but all her faults come from their fugly sire).
I like Percheron crosses, and not just because I own one. They tend to be stout, good minded, using horses. Smrobs has a Percheron/QH who is turning into a decent horse (Taz, her 3yo).
However, just like any cross breed, even with two well-conformed parents, sometimes things don't go so well. There's a 2yo Percheron/QH colt on my local CL right now who is a bit of a train wreck, poor thing. I definitely wouldn't use him to carry a larger rider, just because of some of the faults he has.
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