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post #11 of 21 Old 04-23-2013, 10:08 AM
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People are often surprised, when visiting my daughter's Gypsies. They almost always think the horses are taller than that which we tell them. I think it is so much bulk, which makes many drafts look taller than they really are.

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post #12 of 21 Old 04-23-2013, 03:38 PM
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I like her! I think she does look taller in the picture, however it does look tilted upward and draftx likely has a lot of girth area. I am 5'2" at most and make my 13.2/13.3h pony look taller, only because she has a large girth area for her height so eats up a larger chunk of my leg than the average medium size pony would.

If it were me, I'd say she's worth trying out, I see nothing wrong with her =)
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post #13 of 21 Old 04-23-2013, 03:50 PM
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The only thing that really stood out for me was her pasterns, but being a trail pony? She sounds fantastic! :)

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post #14 of 21 Old 04-23-2013, 04:24 PM
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I like the horse, but I don't believe it is 14.2hh. My mare is 14.1hh, and I'm a very small teenager (I look like a middle schooler, but I'm not far off university!) and even I do not look that small on my horse.

I think the horse looks more like 15hh horse.
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post #15 of 21 Old 04-24-2013, 02:44 PM
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The only way to know for sure is to get out a wicket or the tape. My mare is 13.3 and is registered as 14.2hh. My gelding people swore was at least 15.2 or 15.3 turned out to be 14.3. A 14.3hh horse is bigger than you think, and that camera angle does nothing justice.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #16 of 21 Old 04-24-2013, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse View Post
you'd be surprised how big a 14.2hh horse really is on a wicket, but I agree that I don't think she looks it.

I think she's cute but what will you use her for?
Could be 14.2 if that is a "little person" on it.
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post #17 of 21 Old 04-24-2013, 06:36 PM
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I really like her! There is something about her that I like as well!
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post #18 of 21 Old 04-24-2013, 08:50 PM
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She looks very cute! I'm partial to draft crosses though - they're the best! ;)
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post #19 of 21 Old 04-24-2013, 09:03 PM
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I like her! She might be hard to fit saddle-wise, and I too noticed that her pasterns are pretty sloping, but since it sounds like she's meant for a pleasure horse, not heavy competition, I doubt the latter would be an issue. Finding the right saddle to fit both horse and rider might be your big challenge. She's a nice looking girl- if her temperament is sweet and willing to go with, your hubby may have a hell of a trail horse on his hands.
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post #20 of 21 Old 04-24-2013, 11:11 PM
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I Love her!!! I leased a percheron before I got Hunter but he was over 17 hands. Hunter is 14.3 on a good day and I am 5'6".
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