Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons
If she's down alot of the time, that would indicate low grade chronic pain. Mostly in the legs and feet. Old horses usually aren't too keen on getting down on the ground because it is too hard to get up.
Percherons and clydes do come in chestnut/sorrel but it's rather infrequent and not something breeders strive for. I've seen one black belgian as well.
A friend of mine has a matched pair of bay Belgian mares. Contrary to belief, Belgians aren't just chestnut!
I suggested a cross as her build does not say Belgian to me. They tend to be shorter and stockier then other Draft breeds. But yes if she IS purebred, she's closest to Belgian type. Posted via Mobile Device