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ThirteenAcres 05-04-2012 04:53 PM

Paint Gelding with HUGE feet?
So yesterday I was given a new trail horse.

I was shocked at how large his hooves are. I am not sure of his actual breeding, but thought I'd see what everyone might think? When I saw his head I first thought mustang. Under name his coggins reads "Amish Paint", and for breed it simply has "Paint". So no clues there. I am highly curious about the "Amish Paint" part, though. Surely that isn't a registered name?

Anyway. Here are the pictures I also posted in my other thread. They don't do as much justice to the size of his feet that I would like, but maybe it will give a clue.

Just looking for some input!

Btw, he is about 14.2 and is a pretty wide, thick boy.

arrowsaway 05-04-2012 04:58 PM

is that feathering I see? big feet and feathers probably means draft blood in there somewhere.

either way, he's freaking gorgeous! congrats!

ThirteenAcres 05-04-2012 05:06 PM


Originally Posted by arrowsaway (Post 1486070)
is that feathering I see? big feet and feathers probably means draft blood in there somewhere.

either way, he's freaking gorgeous! congrats!

I have never owned a draft or draft cross, so I'm not sure how much hair is considered feathering? But he does have much more hair on his legs than my others, even as shed out as he is. Let me see if I took a better side pic to judge on the leg hair.

And thank you! I thought he was a handsome guy as soon as I saw him.

RunSlideStop 05-04-2012 05:16 PM

He looks to have normal sized hooves to me; just need some trimming up (see flares). I would speculate that he was Amish bred, hence the name. He seems too small to me to be draft - just a bit unkempt.

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soenjer55 05-04-2012 05:16 PM

I think that looks like feathering... light feathering?... Is there such a thing?... lol. As for his feet, they're big, but a nice type of big, I think. I like them, he looks very solid and lovely!

ThirteenAcres 05-04-2012 05:19 PM

Agreed. His hooves do need a trim. I have a farrier coming out this week to look at his hooves as well as my incoming rescues. The pictures really don't do justice. As soon as he was led out I was pretty surprised at how large they seemed.

Here is a side view of the hair on his legs. I really like their size (and his). He is super solid. His tail is short, but I think the past owners cut it and his pasture mate's tails.

RunSlideStop 05-04-2012 05:25 PM

He could just be a very solid boy. A lot of QHs and Paints these days are bred to have tiny hooves and dainty legs - an unfortunate fad in my opinion. He looks like a nice, steady, solid boy. With a bit of groceries and work, I bet he could tote a 747 around. Nice pick :)

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paintedpastures 05-04-2012 05:25 PM

He is a nice sturdy boy with good bone,his feet just match his body build don't find them out of the ordinarily big :D.

arrowsaway 05-04-2012 05:28 PM

I love a horse with good bone. If they walk on toothpicks, I look elsewhere.

ThirteenAcres 05-04-2012 05:31 PM

I am definitely liking his structure. Maybe his hooves are just bigger than I am used to, and I thought them more unusual than they are! He was on a fairly bone-bare pasture and was said to only be getting hay when I got him. So this is supposedly his structure on very minimal grazing and hay.

Overall, I'm super happy with him. It was a great find for what I "paid" for him. =D

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