I went and checked him out today. He was pretty awesome! Mellow as can be, very polite, and a little on the lazy side, the way I like them. He rode in a hackamore and had a wonderful stop and moved out without hesitating. He was completely different looking then I thought he would look, and not very skinny at all. His feet need to be done pretty bad, and he was all bit up from the other horses bullying him, but other then that very sound. He was also much, much taller then I thought he would be, about 16-17 hands. He's also gaited and goes right from a walk to a slow loping gait. I dont know much about gaited horses so I couldn't tell you what the gait was, but it was smooth as glass and his canter was to die for. He rode out alone, and I even took him into the woods and he was completely level headed and calm.
I got him for a steal. The own breeds Percherons and doesn't want saddle horses, he only got them for his daughters who don't like to ride. He also had another horse, a 6 year old green broke Morgan he wanted to get rid of, and said he'd sell them both to us for $600. We said no thanks and he said how about $500 I need them gone, I'm running low on hay this winter, and I'll even breed her to my registered Percheron stud if you take her. We called a friend who likes drafts and she said she would take the mare if he threw in a breeding to her registered Percheron mare as well and he agreed.
So in all, we got my well broke gelding, the Morgan mare, and 2 breedings to a beautiful registered Percheron stud for $500. I think we got a good deal ;)
Now does anyone know what he is?? He doesnt look anything like a Saddlebred to me, more like a Walker maybe? I'll post good pics when we pick him up on Sunday.