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post #11 of 26 Old 05-27-2013, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by LoveHaflingers View Post
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. :/
I'm not using a snaffle, I ride him in a Gag bit. He is VERY strong, maybe he wouldn't be so strong with a rider that is proportional to his body weight he would be more controllable, but I weigh 5% of him. There is NO way I can ride him in a snaffle, he is way too big for me lol.
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post #13 of 26 Old 05-27-2013, 09:20 AM
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I'm voting Shire/TB cross. And btw, he's amazingly gorgeous!! WOW I love him!

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post #14 of 26 Old 05-27-2013, 06:20 PM
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Certainly a big, beautiful boy! Were you not able to discover anything of his background or previous owners?

He appears as though he might be an Irish Draft x Shire. Does he grow any feathering? If he grows more than just tufts, then he probably has some heavy Draft in him. I'd go with Shire.

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post #15 of 26 Old 05-27-2013, 06:34 PM
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Looks warmblood . he could be draft x Tb . for draft breed i would guess Shire , Belgium, or Clyde. Belgium being my first pick
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post #16 of 26 Old 05-27-2013, 07:52 PM
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What a cute guy! I instantly thought Perch x TB as soon as I saw his photo, but who knows. Unless you can track down prior owners and see official documentation ... or get some sort of DNA testing then it's just guessing. :)

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post #17 of 26 Old 05-27-2013, 11:30 PM
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Another one for Shire/TB cross. More TB.

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post #18 of 26 Old 05-28-2013, 12:43 AM
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Ok. I could be wrong. But I do see the heavy draft influence, IF he is as slab shouldered as he looks. Plus his butt says he is from a line of get your legs underneath and pull type breeds. If that's just sheen/shiny/shadowy, then I'd have to go with appendix/warmblood.
I LOVE his head it's gorgeous and nicely shaped. Not entirely out of proportion to the rest of him either IMHO. He just screams that he is a love bug with that cute face. Nice fella you got there.

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post #19 of 26 Old 05-28-2013, 01:37 PM
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He`s not Irish as even though they are heavy set they`re still finer in the face and bones that your boy, judging by colour, facial plane, and overall height and bone my best guess would be thoroughbred, Clyde, maybe a bit of shire. The broad long nose with the moderately sized nostrils and the large ears are a dead give away to the clyde or shire. A friesian, warmblood, trakehner, all have a slightly more refined head, smaller ear, larger nostril, and a slight dishing to the face, all very characterized by facial feature. he may have some trotter or hackney to give him that reach and jumping ability. My friend has a tbxclydexhackney who is only slightly finer and smaller and can be mistaken for a warmblood. Check for an evidence of branding come summer time.
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post #20 of 26 Old 05-28-2013, 01:40 PM
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