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post #41 of 72 Old 02-27-2012, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Taffy: yes i love riding this draft, he is absolutly amazing, we are still working with him to prep him for show a little more, but he is working really well, i absolutly love his canter :)
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post #42 of 72 Old 02-27-2012, 10:55 PM
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He's stunning.
Would love more pictures of this beauty
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post #43 of 72 Old 02-27-2012, 11:12 PM
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Me, too, voting for more pics. He is gorgeous.
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post #44 of 72 Old 02-27-2012, 11:22 PM
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I don't think anyone meant to "criticize" but, a 20hh horse is HUGE!! lol I would want to know if that's accurate just so I can say "whoa! look how huge that horse is!"

It's just human nature to wonder. If I said I had a 200 lb dog, someone would probably ask "is he seriously 200 lbs?"

Anyway, that is a HUGE horse, and a very nice looking one too. I have a Percheron 3 year old too, and she's 16.3hh and still growing. They grow for way too long! i realized today how much she's grown recently... crikey!
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post #45 of 72 Old 02-27-2012, 11:26 PM
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Might want to call Guinness World Records soon, as the largest living horse today is 20.2hh (as of 2010). Seeing as he's only 3, sounds like he may just surpass that!

The world record is still only 21.2 hands.

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post #46 of 72 Old 02-27-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Like I said, I was not the one to measure him, that would be my trainers, and he doesnt stand still for very long. he is somewhere in between 19 and A HALF hh and 20. I might not have understood my trainers correctly, maybe they were scepulating, or something about how tall he will get, but they have also said he is about done growing up, he will just get more muscular in the chest. So please if you have any more posts about his height. Keep it to ur self, its very tiring to listen look and deal with, I get it all of you are questioning me. He's a beautiful horse, and should be more recognized than my discription in case my discription ends up being wrong. Thanks.
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post #47 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 11:28 AM
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Beautiful horse, but I'm smelling something very fishy... and I'll just leave it at that and back slowly away, LOL.

Have to say one thing though - and I'm really not trying to pick on you I'm just curious - you say he is 3 years old, and the picture you posted of him is from a year ago when he was 2. Now, correct me if I'm mistaken, but that does NOT look like a 2 year old - looks far too filled out to be that young??? Most drafts I know are pretty lanky at 2 and usually take longer to fill out than most lighter horses..... that and the fact that you are apparently unable to post any other pictures... hmmmm... you could see why some of us are a bit skeptical, can't you? It's not anything personal, it's just wanting to make sure none of our legs are being pulled.
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Beautiful horse, but I'm smelling something very fishy... and I'll just leave it at that and back slowly away, LOL.

Have to say one thing though - and I'm really not trying to pick on you I'm just curious - you say he is 3 years old, and the picture you posted of him is from a year ago when he was 2. Now, correct me if I'm mistaken, but that does NOT look like a 2 year old - looks far too filled out to be that young??? Most drafts I know are pretty lanky at 2 and usually take longer to fill out than most lighter horses..... that and the fact that you are apparently unable to post any other pictures... hmmmm... you could see why some of us are a bit skeptical, can't you? It's not anything personal, it's just wanting to make sure none of our legs are being pulled.
My Percheron will be 3 in May and she's STILL lanky and awkward looking. Her chest is narrow and her butt is high! She's 16.3 now, and by the time she grows into that butt i think she'll be about 17hh. Which is a HUGE horse, especially with how thick and drafty she is. I can totally see how someone could "guestimate" that she'd mature to 20 hands, but in reality she probably wont make it much over 17. My husband's told people that she's like 25hh because to him, all that means is HUGE. She SEEMS double the size of a 15hh QH, but she's not quite THAT big! hahahahaha
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post #49 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 11:51 AM
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My Percheron will be 3 in May and she's STILL lanky and awkward looking. Her chest is narrow and her butt is high! She's 16.3 now, and by the time she grows into that butt i think she'll be about 17hh. Which is a HUGE horse, especially with how thick and drafty she is. I can totally see how someone could "guestimate" that she'd mature to 20 hands, but in reality she probably wont make it much over 17. My husband's told people that she's like 25hh because to him, all that means is HUGE. She SEEMS double the size of a 15hh QH, but she's not quite THAT big! hahahahaha
LOL, my Shire gelding just started looking like an actual draft this year - and he'll be turning 5 this summer. He grew upward pretty quick, but didn't fill out in his chest and bum for the longest time. I didn't even get on him until late last summer (when he turned 4).

Horses that are wide and thick like drafts always seem SO much bigger to me than they actually are - I always think my gelding is at least 17.2hh but in reality he's probably no taller than 17hh, LOL. Not to say that they can't get that tall! I've seen/heard of some drafts that are crazy tall - not 20hh, but 18/19hh. Definitely not unheard of - it's more the lack of pictures and age that is getting to me.
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post #50 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 12:13 PM
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This is the world's tallest horse, measuring 20.2hh.



you can read more about Poe here:
Poe the Clydesdale: The world's tallest horse - Telegraph


He's a Clydesdale and he's 80.8 inches tall at the withers. The former world record holder was only 80.0 inches tall.
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