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My Belgian QH is really a Belgian Perch!

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    08-22-2010, 11:49 PM
Green Broke
He definitely doesn't look full Perch, but he does look like he's got it in him. I don't see Belgian but I could see the Quarter Horse part.
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    08-22-2010, 11:52 PM
It's so weird how so many people have diff opinions of him. Maybe the pictures don't show him well. Only the people who see him IN person have said 100% Perch.

My one friend who has been around Perch her entire life said she thought draft x with perch in there but not full.....THEN when she met him in person she said...OH YEA, DEF PERCH
    08-22-2010, 11:59 PM
Originally Posted by Ballardhaus    
His name was moose, we are calling him Mr. Moose.

Holy cow! His face looks just like Brutis(Standardbred x Percheron. RIP)!
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    08-23-2010, 12:12 AM
Green Broke
His head looks very Perchie, the rest of him looks like something else - QH, morgan maybe what Grey said! He just doesn't have the build I've seen in all the Perch's I've been around.

Have fun with him no matte what people think he looks like.
    08-23-2010, 12:16 AM
Yea, I guess in the grand scheme of things it doesnt matter.
Everyone has that same opinion...UNTIL they see him in person. He is larger than pictures show and has a lot of build to him.

I've had 2 farriers see him and a few other horse people and Quarter horse has been ruled out 100%. Perch has been the overall reaction from everyone.

I wouldnt know the difference. LOL im still learning.
Either way, he is my Mr Moose and I LOVE HIM
    08-23-2010, 12:24 AM
Green Broke
No way to really know without papers. How tall is he? How much does he weigh? The pictures that you posted are they current? I like the look of his face.
    08-23-2010, 12:26 AM
The pictures I posted are of the day I got him. He is 17hh and about 1800lbs

What are Percherons normally?
    08-23-2010, 12:36 AM
Green Broke
They vary quite a bit. My boy is 18 hands and 2200 lbs. Have you sticked your horse? It's hard to tell from the pictures about his height.

What are your plans with him?
    08-23-2010, 01:06 AM
His build looks similar to my perch/TB/paint cross :) Not as heavy as a full perch, almost look more like a Cleveland Bay in bone size and all. Your guy kind of looks like a perch/standardbred cross to me!!

Congratulations BTW and have fun with him.
    08-23-2010, 01:06 AM
I have not sticked him. The coggins papers say it. BUT the farrier said he was easily 17 hands. My husband is 6'5 to 6'6 and his shoulders come about an inch below Moose's back. How many inches is a "hand" considered?

We bought him specifically to be MY horse that I could ride. I had not been on a horse in 13-14 years. Since then, I gained some weight, had a kid, got married, that...BUT I knew I was missing something. I have always LOVED horses and had spent so much time with them in my teenage years. I started by going to the ranches for riding lessons, but I was a bit too big for their regular horses. I also got a few snoody "we don't have a horse to accommodate you" WELLLLL I have a friend who is bigger than me, and HE rides all the time on his family farm. He has a draft cross. I called him and he told me to look for a draft and that I wouldnt regret it.

So I went on a quest for a horse that could "re-teach" me how to ride and kind of jump start me into the horse world, that I missed a lot.

He was, from what I've been told, a trail horse. He had been ridden by riders of all shapes and sizes, 2-3 times a day for 6 days a week.

When I first got on him, when I went to see him BEFORE I bought him...he didnt budge, he held still for me. My knees were shakin and I was just as nervous as could be. Any horse could have taken advantage of that. He let me get comfortable and gain my composure. He is very intimidating in just his size alone. Im working on getting the right kind of tack for me...that FITS me well. Then I will be up on him and riding him multiple times a week!

So those are my plans for him. I am working on getting my daughter started in 4H and I would LOVE to show but I think Moose will mainly be my adluthood "starter horse".

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