Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons View Post
That's one big girl! She definitely looks like she doesn't have anything but draft in her. The interesting part is she still has her tail. If she were PB percheron, she most likely would of had it docked. One senario could be that she's a solid spotted draft (more commonly not docked). Another would be that she is full percheron but a QH cleanup stallion as put in with the mares and based on her foaling date, they concluded that the QH was her sire. (If something happens to the stallion running with a band of mares, he is removed and another stallion is added to the group)
How old is she? The one farm in ND that I've visited, Bryant's, was raising B/W spotted drafts out of registered percheron mares. They were the largest PMU ranch around but they've been out of business for about 5 years. If she's 10ish, she could of come from a Natural Biological farm and they were all shut down 8-10 years ago. Those breeding programs were all over the place. If she came off a NAERIC farm, she could be microchipped. The brand didn't come from the outfitters? PMU farms would of only branded her (and it would of been a # to help identify her) if she was on the line, CA doesn't typically brand, and the rescues definitely wouldn't.
Caddilac is axtually ten year old :) Like mentioned, being from a PMU farm (a throw-away foal) I doubt that the farm would have taken the time ot the money to have her tail docked. Im not sure where the brand has come from, I have looked it up in the ND online brand book and couldnt find it, but like I said her history was quite spotty; the brand may have also been retired, or not registered. There are some that are similar, but that arrow is alway straight, where hers is at an angle. I would love to learn where she actually came from, but it really is not that important.
We love her to death; she is a wonderful horse-I have not seen her spook once, and she has got to be the easiest keeper ever-she gets fat off of what the reguar saddle horses need just to maintain their weight. She is very sensible ( I can throw ANYBODY on her, and will go through anything.) Her feet are as hard as concrete. One this that is a little annoying-she is A FOOD ADDICT, lol. There are a few crab apple trees on the property, and for about two weeks she sported pink lipstick :)
I am trying to convince one girl at a barn that we will NEVER breed her. She wants to breed her uncles TB to her to get a sporthorse. She is willing to pay for all the mare care and pay nicely for the foal, but not knowing Caddy's lineage-how do we know what she is passing on, also, although she is pretty Im sure her conformation is horrible, (know very little abouy confo and , especailly draft), I am worried about her health (issues that arise from breeding) AND the world doesn need one more horse, lol.