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  • #21
    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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    • #22
      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.
      Dreaming in Color

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      • #23
        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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        • #24
          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.
          Dreaming in Color

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          • #25
            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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            • #26
              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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              • #27
                Dang, sorry for the double post, guys. Sighhhh.

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                • #28
                  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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                  • #29
                    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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                    • #30
                      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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                      • #31
                        I just want to pinch those bottoms when I see them at the fairs.
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                        • #32
                          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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                          • #33
                            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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                            • #34
                              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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                              • #35
                                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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                                  #36
                                  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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                                  The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
                                  Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.

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                                    #37
                                    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.
                                    The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
                                    Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.

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                                    • #38
                                      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!


                                      eta..just read the fb page..just call me captain obvious. lol
                                      "We're still right, they're still wrong" James Carville

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                                      • #39
                                        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.
                                        I'm a second hand Vegan. Cows eat grass. I eat cows.

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                                        • #40
                                          Absolutely adorable! That horse looks like he has (had) the BEST personality: total sweetheart.

                                          Originally posted by Freebird! View Post
                                          Apparently that photographer liked Bigguns: http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...13474668_n.jpg
                                          "Radar, the man's ex-cavalry: if he sees four flies having a meeting, he knows they're talking about a horse!" Cptn. BJ Hunnicutt, M*A*S*H Season 4, Episode "Dear Mildred"

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