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post #31 of 45 Old 05-15-2008, 01:09 AM
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Pics from today of my Perchie:


Dusty boy

Cute little face

Shadow Pony

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post #32 of 45 Old 05-15-2008, 10:10 AM
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He is gorgeous!
Makes me want a Percheron now!
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post #33 of 45 Old 05-15-2008, 10:37 AM
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I agree with Appy- *steals Solon* lol jk but wow, he's SO cute! & big...more to love!

Ride more, worry less.
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post #34 of 45 Old 05-15-2008, 11:31 AM
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Love the photos
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post #35 of 45 Old 05-26-2008, 07:07 AM
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what kind of advice would you give someone who wants to buy a percheron?things to look for that are breed specific etc> things I need to make sure we dont have problems with etc.
thank you
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post #36 of 45 Old 05-26-2008, 12:30 PM
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First and foremost - get a vet check. The vet will rule out any issues (flex tests, etc.). If you get the book, Draft Horse's an Owners Manual by Dr. Beth Valentine, that is our BIBLE! Will give you all the info you wanted on draft horse health and care.

This link gives you what you should find in a good Perch:

As for the rest:

Ask the owner to ride the horse first, then you ride. If the owner will not ride first or give excuses, be suspect about it.

Take a good hard look at the feet and ask about the farrier work and how the horse stands for the farrier. Have the owner pick up all four feet.

Ask if tack comes with the horse.

Ask about the diet, have they had it on a high fat diet? NO grain for drafts!!! If they haven't it's not that hard to switch them over.

Ask how the horse is with fencing. Take a good look at the where the horse is kept, the stall, the turn out. What other horses the Perch has been turned out with. That will tell you a lot.

Print out this horse buying checklist. It's a .pdf file. It is the BEST checklist I have ever seen. 8 pages of in depth questions to ask.

Good luck! Having a Percheron will be the best thing you ever did!!!!
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post #37 of 45 Old 05-26-2008, 01:59 PM
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Thank you so very much Solon:) there are 2 of us looking at buying the full perches in the fall :)
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post #38 of 45 Old 05-26-2008, 09:11 PM
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Aww adorable!


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post #39 of 45 Old 05-27-2008, 01:02 AM
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solon - ive said it before and ill say it again...your horse is absolutely, positively gorgeous :)

its a shame these kinds of horses arent popular in my country. i would love a nice big percheron or other draught :)
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post #40 of 45 Old 05-27-2008, 11:22 AM
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I agree here. Solon has a stunning horse. I bought my first draft cross last year and now this year wanting to make the jump into a full draft. Thanks to Solon it will be easier to find the right one :)
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