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post #21 of 32 Old 01-31-2013, 10:44 AM
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Well first off let me say that Paint Percheron cross is UGLY, has HORRIBLE conformation, and is no good for anything. He should just be sent to me so I can try to sort him out.

Endiku is right, although he is gorgeous, just wow. He will be a challenge on the trails. Now, I haven't seen him move some percheron crosses tend to be clumsy at least in my experience. Also, unless the trails have been very well groomed he may not exactly "fit" lol. You will be ducking, dodging and evading lots on the trail. Not sure how tall he actually is even at 18.1, you might need a taller one for him when you travel so he's comfy.

I still do love the pally, and the dun!

Good choices though! I hope one works out, can't wait to see who you choose. (:

Again, though in all seriousness don't get the first one WAY to many problems, just send him to me.

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post #22 of 32 Old 01-31-2013, 02:54 PM
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The pally looks very back at the knee to me. I don't know if it's just me or what...
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post #23 of 32 Old 01-31-2013, 06:09 PM
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oops, almost forgot. Not to be a debby downer but it will be hard to find tack for him as well. You'll need a large draft bridle, draft saddle, draft saddle pad...
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post #24 of 32 Old 01-31-2013, 06:41 PM
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Yes and no depending on his build, but most likely yes. A lot of tack stores don't carry it either, so you have to order it then it's a shot in the dark if it fits. Not trying to detour, because I do want him in my barn lol, just stating the facts. Also, feet cost more for drafts, as do shoes if you're going to shoe him.
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post #25 of 32 Old 01-31-2013, 07:04 PM
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I agree, I wouldn't look any farther at the draft cross. They are, in general, just too big to be efficient trail horses. Getting on and off is hard, you have to find another way around low-hanging branches, etc.

Personally, I really like the Dun, but that one picture makes me think that she's a bit more sensitive and wouldn't be a beginner friendly horse. I may be wrong, but she looks like she's got a lot more "umph" than the others.

Honestly, she's the only one of the group I would be willing to go look at, but I'm rather picky LOL.

If you go and take a look at Sandy, I really suggest you have her preg-checked if you decide to buy her. It may just be a big old hay belly...or it may not LOL.
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post #26 of 32 Old 01-31-2013, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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I am by no means a beginner rider...I've been riding since I was 5 :) and have had horses my entire life...just sold out a few years ago and trying to get back into it just solely for pleasure riding..I have owned a draft cross...and have ridden drafts on many occasions on some of the same trails I would be riding on now... haha just wanted to make that clear...because I felt like some of these posts were sounding like I am a complete horse newbie ...
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post #27 of 32 Old 01-31-2013, 09:49 PM
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Don't take any offense . Since you're new, we made certain assumptions. I know it was the horses listed as "beginner friendly" that threw me.

Even still, I wouldn't look at the draft just because I really don't like how camped out his hind legs are.

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post #28 of 32 Old 01-31-2013, 10:20 PM
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I wasn't assuming that you were a newbie, don't worry ^_^ All of my pointers and notes came from first hand experience. I used to trail ride our OTTB gelding who was 17.2hh, and it was a real bugger trying to dodge things and get back on (I'm 4'11. LOL) but maybe the trails where you live are just a lot better. If you don't mind vaulting to mount, and a possibly green mount, go ahead and look at him I guess. I'm still a bigger fan of that dun mare though xD I have a thing for stocky Quarter Horses.
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post #29 of 32 Old 01-31-2013, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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I didnt take offense..just wanted to make sure yall knew ...i do appreciate all advice...the draft is last on my list to visit..im looking at the dun and the bay mare this sat as they are on the same farm the palomino next week. I added the info about beginner safe because I have kids who have not ridden much..and a hubby who has never ridden..so it would be a plus for me if I could easily lead my kids around or have the hubby ride...now the draft I was looking at for just myself...
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well I got put on hold going to look at them...ended up in the hospital and had to have surgery monday to remove my gallbladder....so no riding for 6 weeks :(
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