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    05-26-2013, 10:59 PM
What breed is my giant horse?!?!

Hi everyone, I have had TONS of opinions on my horse Shadow as to what breed he is.

I had bought him as a pure bred Dutch Warmblood, which at the time I really didn't think he was. So from there, this is some of the possibilities I have gathered from opinions. Currently, we are sure he is a Clydesdale warmblood cross.

1. Percheron TB cross
2. Clydesdale TB cross
3. Trakehner TB cross
3. Dutch TB cross

I'm really curious to see what others think weather it's one of those that I listed or not. He is a BIG boy. He is 7 years old as of this spring, and currently 17.2 yet he is the sweetest, gentlest horse you will literally ever meet. He is VERY heavy when jumping, it definitely isn't his thing but he does enjoy and strives during cross country. He is only 7, so his jumping may or may not improve. He is starting to lighten off of his mouth greatly with every ride as his topline builds. His head weighs more than me, and I have to work my butt off to get his face up and looking where he is going when jumping. I have huge pipes for arms thanks to him!

Opinions would be awesome on his breed though!

Last Wednesday during a dressage lesson at Pony Club

2012 winter

2012 summer

2012 summer

2012 summer

From the first course of 2013

2012 summer XC
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    05-26-2013, 11:09 PM
I don't know what he is, but he is a very big and beautiful boy!
    05-26-2013, 11:20 PM
I have no clue either, but I agree, he is a Big Daddy and a beautiful, talented boy!! Enjoy him! I would almost say the top half of his head, especially his eyes, look shire.....but not anywhere else....hmmm.
    05-26-2013, 11:48 PM
Most definitely not Dutch. Although I would almost bet Irish. They tend to make great eventers and are incredibly mild mannered. I actually wouldn't guess draft. Just my opinion.
    05-26-2013, 11:57 PM
I have no idea what he might be. He could be a draft (heavy draft like perch or shire) cross as some of them are more refined than others.

The only thing I know without a doubt is that he's stunning.
    05-27-2013, 12:20 AM
I don't know, he really reminds me of one horse I know, he's a Clyde/TB cross, and looks a lot like your guy. His name is Cooper, he's 16.3. He's a bit slimmer, but he's only coming 5, so he's still growing.

He is so gorgeous though! Can't wait to see what he can do with time! And thank you for still using a snaffle on him, even XC. I've seen a lot of people that have big horses, not necessarily strong or spirited, just big, who put them in all sorts of contraptions for "control" when they don't even need it. :/
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    05-27-2013, 12:28 AM
He almost looks really quarter horshish to me- maybe a big appendix? I don't know anything about wb s but he's awesome- the only thing I can tell you is- he's brown in color, and handsome!

DONKEY!! he's so precious!
    05-27-2013, 12:51 AM
I don't see clyde at all. Do you know where he came from? Have you checked to see if he's chipped?
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    05-27-2013, 01:45 AM
Green Broke
I definitely don't see Clydesdale either. I would say warmblood, of some kind, most certainly. But I see no draft there.
    05-27-2013, 02:20 AM
Originally Posted by Left Hand Percherons    
I don't see clyde at all. Do you know where he came from? Have you checked to see if he's chipped?
He is not chipped that I know of!

clydesdale, dutch warmblood, percheron, trakehner, warmblood

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