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  1. #1
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    Default Belgian Camel? What the Fruitbat??

    http://www.draftsforsale.com/ShowAd/...=5067b60bbb43f

    In case the add gets deleted:
    Breed: Belgian Color: Blonde
    Date Foaled: March, 2009 Gender: Gelding
    Current Height: 18.2 HH Weight: 1550

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    Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

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    You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.



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    Belgian, schmelgian.
    Dromedary.
    "It's like a Russian nesting doll of train wrecks."--CaitlinandTheBay

    ...just settin' on the Group W bench.



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    *snort* You nearly owed me a new keyboard...
    Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

    Quote Originally Posted by DottieHQ View Post
    You're just jealous because you lack my extensive koalafications.



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    Well, there is a that camel on youtube that performs certain dressage movements better than a lot of horses I've seen. Maybe this one has potential too?



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    Where, exactly, are his withers
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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxtrot's View Post
    Where, exactly, are his withers
    They are in the middle of his back. Kind of a challenging saddle fit problem.



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    Well, I could understand the rational.
    It is advertised as a riding animal - put him where animals for riding are advertised.
    Belgian is the largest category of animal - put him in the closest size category.

    They don't want it to go to a meat market, or a circus.
    It sounds logical, at least to me, if one is forced to put a non horse into horse categories.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SnicklefritzG View Post
    Well, there is a that camel on youtube that performs certain dressage movements better than a lot of horses I've seen. Maybe this one has potential too?
    You mean this one?
    http://youtu.be/GWMUPDcJT_c
    Yes, I smell like a horse. No, I don't consider that to be a problem.

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    Ohh, fiance's dad would loveeee to own him, maybe I'll pass along the info. Nearby too....
    My CANTER cutie Chip and IHSA shows!
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