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post #21 of 32 Old 08-09-2011, 11:36 PM
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Not that I'm aware of. Spyder clued me in to some performance horse registries a while back, but they are basically nothing more than tracking winnings and points in the show rings. If you're like me and don't show, it would be rather pointless. I'm unsure if the AHA would register Arab/draft crosses or not . I would imagine that they have some particular list of accepted crossbreeds.
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post #22 of 32 Old 08-09-2011, 11:44 PM
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For what type of performance shows these horses are suited to, being registered doesn't matter (I am thinking eventing, jumping, dressage, hunt). I was just wondering if there was a registry to keep track of these beauties. I think there should be.
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post #23 of 32 Old 08-09-2011, 11:53 PM
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Yep, it is too bad, especially if both the standard and draft parents are registered.
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post #24 of 32 Old 08-10-2011, 01:16 AM
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I will definitely be joining the "Half draft owners" thread! :-D I love my draft cross, even if he can be a pain-in-the-a$$ two-year-old sometimes (like today, when he decided that he'd never seen a saddle or saddle pad before in his life and that it was most definitely going to eat him alive!).

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post #25 of 32 Old 08-11-2011, 08:37 AM
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I have a draft cross (perch/TB/paint, maybe some clyde-he's a PMU so not totally sure except for his sire, not sure exactly how much, we think more than half and he turned 7 in June, hoping he's done! He threw in another growth spurt at 6 1/2, getting longer and wider and maybe a little taller. When I got him at 11 mos. he was 14.3 and he's about 18 hds. now. I did the string test where you measure from the front center of the knee down to the coronet band (18 inches long= 18 hds) it was accurate for my guy. Jumble is darling! You are going to have soooo much fun!

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post #26 of 32 Old 08-11-2011, 09:22 AM
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I'd say so, from your picture he has a large head so his body should fill out to fit with it.
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post #27 of 32 Old 08-11-2011, 05:20 PM
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Count me in on anything draft cross.

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post #28 of 32 Old 08-11-2011, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by coffeegod View Post
Count me in on anything draft cross.
Here too! I have four of 'em. My 2 yo Finn is currently 16.-something, I haven't measured him recently, but he is now a smidge taller than my 9 yo gelding Claymore who is 16.2 and a half. lol. String test puts him at 18.2 mature, and his yearling "little" sister at 19.1 mature. I'm so hoping that's a fluke. lol

I have always heard that drafties grow in height to 6 and in width until 8, but I don't have any idea how accurate that is.

This is a recent picture of Finn, 2 yo and gawky as heck right now :

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post #29 of 32 Old 08-11-2011, 06:46 PM
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My guys is 3/4 Draft 1/4 Draft Pony, lol. His dame was under 15 hands. I think the rescue said she was 14.3? Anyway.... My guy is well over 16 hands, probably fast approaching 17. I'll have to measure him. He outgrew his mommy really quickly. And since he has only just turned 4...he's still growing. First pic is him as a foal with his dame, second is him next to my 14h Haflinger and the last is him next to my husband who is probably about 6 foot tall.
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hey guys! i made a thread for half drafts! so be sure to check it out and add/update/share to your hearts content! can't wait to see what's going on with everyone's horses!

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