You may have seen some of these pictures in my other threads, but I have spoken to someone who really has me thinking about our mares breeding.
We bought Caddilac this spring from a guy who used her as a pack/mountain horse. All of his horses are HUGE. She was originally baught as a PMU foal from North Dakota, then bought by the guy that we bought her from (he bought her as an unhandled 2 year old), taken to Califonia, then brought to British Columbia. We havent been able to dig anything up on her brand (not knowing where she recieved doesnt help)
She was sold as a Quarter Horse x Perch. That's what we have been calling her, altough she is VERY drafty. But this week a guy was at the barn where we board our horses, and I got to talking to him. He has owned Percherons and Belgians for years, and is convinced whe is pure Perch, albeit a small one (she stands JUST shy of 17hh, and weighs around 1500 lbs +). He says that she moves like a perch, and looks like a smaller version of his paired mares.
I have googled perch crosses and they do seem to be more dainty then Caddy, but Im not fully convinced. She has a beautifully smooth jog (untill she speeds it up) and lope (which I can sit with no problem bareback--I have horrible balance, lol). The pictures really don't do justice to her width. Her Chest, Butt and Back are very broad, and her tail is very low set. She also has a very interesting trot--it is very high stepping-she brings her knees up high like she is prancing. The BO adorningly calls her the morbidly obese fresian. Also, her mane and tail are quite wavy, thick and coarse.
Here are a bunch of pictures, what do you think? Perch or Perch cross? No matter what, I love her and will continue to call her my mutt. She is a wonderful saddle horse, and everyones favorite at the barn