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    I'm sorry, I should clarify. I meant, was he still a stud when the picture was taken, it might account for that honkin' neck!
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    Wow, that is a HUGE neck!!

    I met this big boy at a vaulting expo recently. He's 19.1 hands, but no way did he have a neck like the pic in the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drmgncolor View Post
    Wow, that is a HUGE neck!!

    I met this big boy at a vaulting expo recently. He's 19.1 hands, but no way did he have a neck like the pic in the OP.
    I would never have reached the handles on THAT one.

    Our best vaulting horse was a light bred, not draft, but chunky 15.3 hands mare and a real cushy ride.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluey View Post
    I would never have reached the handles on THAT one.

    Our best vaulting horse was a light bred, not draft, but chunky 15.3 hands mare and a real cushy ride.
    Yeah, made me feel very inadequate when a 10 year old half my size vaulted right up there like he was a Shetland. From the ground. At a canter.

    I found it very interesting, though that the vaulters I met don't call themselves riders.
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    I am with PaulaEdwina...a Suffolk Punch. I grew up overseas and my next door neighbors had two of them, mare and stallion. This pick looks JUST like their stud did.

    MIGHT be a Brabant, but I vote Suffolk. Massively muscled horses with sweet personalities--- in my experience, anyway.

    Cool photo!



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    I am with PaulaEdwina...a Suffolk Punch. I grew up overseas and my next door neighbors had two of them, mare and stallion. This pick looks JUST like their stud did.

    MIGHT be a Brabant, but I vote Suffolk. Massively muscled horses with sweet personalities--- in my experience, anyway.

    Cool photo!


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    Dang, sorry for the double post, guys. Sighhhh.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Freebird! View Post
    Apparently that photographer liked Bigguns: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...13474668_n.jpg
    He likes big butts and he cannot not lie


    Yowza that's a lot of horse flesh!


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    Quote Originally Posted by drmgncolor View Post
    Yeah, made me feel very inadequate when a 10 year old half my size vaulted right up there like he was a Shetland. From the ground. At a canter.

    I found it very interesting, though that the vaulters I met don't call themselves riders.
    it's easy in the Canter.
    If you can reach the handle that is.
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    Be still my heart...I have a certain fondness for the big guys... I worked at a world class Perchie farm as a teen, and I just adore adore adore them.



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    I just want to pinch those bottoms when I see them at the fairs.
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    Another vote here with Paula for the Suffolk Punch. That was my first thought, and a quick look at the horses on the Suffolk Horse Society web pages sure look a lot like him:
    http://suffolkhorsesociety.org.uk/stallion-list/
    Whatever he was though, he was a handsome guy!



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    I'm glad that I don't have to groom any of them! Love the vaulting horse. I have a soft spot for the big uns.

    I don't think that first horse is a Punch. Looks too dark.



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    Definitely not a Suffolk—he's not chestnut!

    I vote Percheron. See: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/h...n/stallion.jpg



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    Are the braid-thingys (surely the correct technical term) a clue? Not sure if that mane treatment would be indicative of one breed vs. the other. I saw similar mane treatment on other perch images, whereas on the Punch images I saw, the few that were braided all had a running french braid.



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    Okay, here is the original facebook post I found and not just the picture:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&type=1&ref=nf

    The caption says:

    Happy last Friday of the YEAR!! Here is Alice Anderson up on her Percheron, Slate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HungarianHippo View Post
    Are the braid-thingys (surely the correct technical term) a clue? Not sure if that mane treatment would be indicative of one breed vs. the other. I saw similar mane treatment on other perch images, whereas on the Punch images I saw, the few that were braided all had a running french braid.
    The mane rolls are pretty typical for drafts. I did them for my guy when we went to a draft show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by analise View Post
    I found it on Facebook, actually, and the caption I forgot to copy (and can't get to right now) claims it's a Percheron, but I agree that it looks like a Brabant.
    I think it's a Percheron, it has the Perchy head, though what it really looks like is OVERFED!


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    Judging from the picture and the clothing on the people, I'd say it was an old style Percheron from the '30's or 40's. My dad graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Animal Husbandry in 1952. As a kid, I loved looking at one of his old text books which had pictures of many breeds of livestock, including horses and mules. IIRC, the drafts in those pictures were a lot chunkier than the drafts today and didn't have as much leg. Many of the breeds pictured in that book would be considered heritage breeds today.


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    Absolutely adorable! That horse looks like he has (had) the BEST personality: total sweetheart.

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