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post #51 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Fruitloops View Post
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.
We have a Shire stallion on our farm right now, and ****! He is a gorgeous boy! I actually went to a Shire farm yesterday to brows through their tack shop and I got to see 21 Shires, including their senior stallion who was 17.2hh. I think he was the biggest horse I have ever seen. He was definitely big, and HANDSOME!!
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post #52 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 11:32 AM
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One farm near us breeds Percherons that are typical to the ones bred in France - where they originated. I don't think any of their breeding horses are under 17.3hh, some are 19 hh, it's really not uncommon for this breed with certain lines to top out at a little over 19 hh. Most in Canada and USA are bred smaller than that though so maybe people seem a little skeptical because they are not used to seeing this breed get so large, so young. But most Perchrons do mature quite quickly, and are definitely much more developed at young ages compared to alot of draft breeds.

EDIT: I think I'll add that by Percheron standards - this gorgeous horse looks fit, though it's no where near being filled out.

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post #53 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by SarahAnn View Post
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.
That's Poe!!! sadly he passed away this January of colic. His owner lives under an hour away from me. He was often at the local fairs and holy **** was he tall!

EDIT: thread about his passing.
Poe the GIANT Horse

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post #54 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 12:45 PM
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I think to ease our suspicions we really need more pictures of him. Even if people are riding him I think it would help a lot =)
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post #55 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 12:49 PM
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I don't think the OP is on here to cater to people's suspicions.

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post #56 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 12:53 PM
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If you go to her Horses, she has another pic of him under L'il John. And either his handler is 7'0" tall or he's lucky if he's 17hh.

I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.

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post #57 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 01:02 PM
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Really people? REALLY?

Does it really matter if the horse is 15 hands or 20 hands? I'm a little surprised at the amount of badgering I am seeing regarding the height of this animal.

I often see posters state that a horse is 16 hands (seems to be the magic number) and it's very obviously closer to 15. I really think the amount of harrassment that is shown on this thread is shameful though.

Since our members seem to be very interested in the exact height of this animal, can you tell them how you measured? It may be that that the tape measure was off or the calculation was off, or even that the horse was measured from the wrong point. AND it could be that the horse is 20 hands and that's that...

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post #58 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 01:23 PM
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he is a nice horse no matter his height

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post #59 of 72 Old 02-28-2012, 01:27 PM
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As Country girl stated before she was not the one who measured him.
She went by what the owners said.
A mistake was probably made, who cares?

Get over it people!
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He is 4 now, 3 in the picture. We measured him 2 weeks ago, so he is taller now than he is in the picture. I dont have anymore pictures of him because I dont get to see him all that much anymore, being my barn i ride him at is an hour away and it is winter, and i just had surgery. Thanks. If anyone knows how to delete this account please tell me, I am really hating this Forum. A lot. And i've only been on it 3 days. Seriously if you all have nothing bettter to do than try to catch me in a lie, then ur gonna b waiting an eternity. Because im not lying, I already said I might be wrong on his height. Now DROP IT.
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