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    07-28-2011, 05:22 PM
Possible purchase - Irish draughtX foal

I'm considering this foal for purchase....however I am not very good at critiquing foals so I'm asking for some more experienced help. He is an Irish draught/Connemara



Note-these are not my pictures, they were provided by the owner
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    07-28-2011, 06:35 PM
Do you have full pictures of the sire and dam? Have they been crossed before? If so, what do the sibs look like? He looks nice but more pictures of him and his parents would be helpful.
    07-28-2011, 07:07 PM
His sire is It's the Luck of the Irish. You can see his page here; there is also a link to his sold foals. On the second link is a mare that is by him. As far as I know, the foal I'm looking at has no full brothers/sisters.


This is the only confo pic I can find of him. Its' not great but I think it will be helpful:

I have no confo pics of his mom yet; only one of her out in the pasture.
    07-28-2011, 07:53 PM
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From what I can tell (foals are terribly hard to judge) he is really nice. I love how his neck ties into his wither. He looks like he has really nice balance. What are the heights of dam and sire?
    07-29-2011, 10:47 AM
Mom is 14.2 and dad is 16.2. They are expecting him to finish out at 16.1ish though.
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    07-29-2011, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by cmrtoner    
Mom is 14.2 and dad is 16.2. They are expecting him to finish out at 16.1ish though.
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I would suggest that 16HH based on these sizes is likely not realistic unless the Sire passes height on to his offspring regulalry. I would expect 15.1-15.2 HH.
    07-29-2011, 03:39 PM
Both sire and dam have routinely passed on much larger babies
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    07-29-2011, 03:52 PM
What are your plans for him? Is mum carrying an injury, her near for looks awfully odd in that pic?
    07-30-2011, 03:56 PM
He will be a fox hunter and in the off months I'll do the occassional hunter pace, maybe some schooling shows now and then. Essentially a glorified trail horse
    07-30-2011, 04:13 PM
Oops sorry GoldenHorse...I missed the second half of your post. Which leg are you saying looks odd? Her left front?

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