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  • Giant percheron draft dog
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    09-12-2011, 03:10 AM
Here is "Buck", my new half draft!!!

Buck is a half draft, as far as we know he is half quarter and the draft is not certain but most likely Belgian or Percheron. He is 15 years old and super gentle. His feet look like pie plates. I need to measure him to be exact but he is 16+ hands. I think he is gorgeous. I pick him up early this week and have a 2 week trial period to make sure he is exactly what I need. I have had a few falls and been hospitalized a couple times and lost all confidence. Been searching for and trying out horses for about 8 months now. Hopefully this gentle giant is my boy!!
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    09-12-2011, 03:47 AM
Meet Mahina, the part (full?) Percheron mare. She's the sweetest thing ever and I love her personality. Definitely not mareish.

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    09-12-2011, 02:35 PM

Here is another pic of Buck with my 8 year old daughter standing in front of him to get an idea of his size.
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    09-12-2011, 09:00 PM
Buck and Mahina are beautiful!!
    09-12-2011, 09:06 PM
Sitting here wiping the drool off of my chin. Beautiful horses
    09-14-2011, 03:44 PM
Originally Posted by horseloverd2    
Meet Mahina, the part (full?) Percheron mare. She's the sweetest thing ever and I love her personality. Definitely not mareish.

Mahina is beautiful! If I were to guess, I'd probably peg her as a Percheron/arab cross. Definitely not full Percheron, though (too refined for full Percheron).
    09-14-2011, 04:10 PM
The new boy Sammy draf tx paint/midnight special. Overweight but we're getting it down, got another 2 girth holes yesterday! Was 500lb over weight.

    09-15-2011, 03:16 PM
Here are my two draft cross boys! Casey is a 15-year-old Percheron crossed with who-knows-what, 15.2 hands. Finnegan is a yearling Percheron/Oldenburg cross colt. He was 15.1ish in April and I haven't measured him since, but you can see he's not far behind Casey. He should finish around 17 hands and will be grey as well. Love my big grey perchie crosses.
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    09-15-2011, 04:28 PM
I love the picture with the sleigh!
    09-22-2011, 01:34 AM
There are so many good reasons for crossing favorite draft and light horse breeds. Was just wondering what prompted some of the crosses.

In my case I wanted to increase the bone size and strength of either a Saddlebred or TWH breed that had become lighter and less robost than it was in my grandfather's day. Also love the personality traits of the Percheron and Friesians. Found a Friesian/Saddlebred that fit my bill. Although I'll confess that a Percheron would have been great too (have a very soft spot for Percherons, since I was taught to ride on a big Perch who was as sweet as any horse I've ever known). All the drafts I've been around have had such wonderful personalities. With crosses hope to get the best of both worlds. (and lovely horses in the process)

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