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Jayne
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 7:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi All, Finally found a website for some help and advice on these big beautiful horses, we are looking for a mare ( not too old) to be able to bring on ourselves as a general family hack and possible project for driving too. Live in Devon and already own a shire x arab mare who is a sweetie. Any advice, offers or general info welcome, regards, Jayne. Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 10:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Jayne, Welcome to the forum, hope you enjoy it.

I don't know of anyone with a young mare for sale at the moment but will keep my ears open.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Jayne, I dont know your budget but I bought Murphy from Matthew King. I cant recommend him enough. Sheila his mum is great to deal with and I have had no probs and got a great deal. I am hoping to buy another colt from them in the future. Hope you find something Darren x
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 9:25 am Reply with quoteBack to top

It depends how much you want to pay. A good young mare, which would be priced for her breeding capability, will set you back a few thousand nowadays. Not sure if you want her broken already.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcom Jayne

I had Ruby from Matthew Gregory King too. As Darren says, I can't recommend them enough. I am really pleased with her. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:46 am Reply with quoteBack to top

http://www.shiresandclydesdales.com/females.htm

Here is his website and there are some stunning mares on there but I suspect they will be very pricey. The grey is stunning and so is Diana, she has got some lovely feather on her.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 5:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Everyone,

Thank you all for your helpfulness and advice, i will check out Matthew King website to see what is available, we have been looking for around two months and are even happy for a shire cross type, basically my partner is 6ft 4" and 16 st so obviously something up to weight is required. I'm really pleased i found this forum! Thanks all, T c, Jayne x
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

hello - would you mind posting a pic of your shire x arab ?- i've been offered one but no idea what the cross may look like!!


I know a breeder in linconshire who is very reasonably priced - has both pure and cross breeds.

I have a shire x tb from him and was so pleased that i've gone back ten years later to look for my new youngster (unfortunatly it has to be a cross and he hasn't anything big enough)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:22 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome Kizzy and what a beautiful horse in your Avatar.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Thankyou, he's making finding a new youngster very hard!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hi Kizzy,

Will do my best to post a pic, asap, i think she looks more like a dales cross personally but when she is up and excited the arab look can appear!!! She hasn't got loads of feather either but a fair amount, barefoot and long mane/tail etc, she is lovely (but then i'm biased) .....your pic looks lovely too, very proud! x Jayne.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 9:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I know someone who is selling a black filly, 1500 Wink

I can pm you her number?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:03 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hiya, yes please any info welcome on that black filly, thanks loads.. Smile x x
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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this was jess last summer after a bath..!!

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OMG!! Sabre toothed butterflies behind the hedge!!!

x x Jayne.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

She is beautiful and don't they make you laugh with that look. One of ours sees tigers and bears behind every hedge and really freaks out when she sees BT engineers down holes Shocked . People should have legs and when she can't see them she goes loopy. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:34 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

What a gorgeous mare.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

wow how pretty is she and im sure she knows it
how big is she?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 8:46 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hiya all, Thanks for the lovely compliments on Jessica, yes she is lovely there but obviously a big mud magnet at the moment with interesting mud dreadlocks?? Lovely!
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She is 11 yrs old, 16.1hh, and i have had her 9 yrs, difficult to see her feather but its about the same as a Clyds, as i had a gelding previously.
Not sure on the Arab x Shire but there is def shire in her, really chilled mare and like a big friendly dog.
Will try and put more pics up soon. x x Jayne.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:18 am Reply with quoteBack to top

wow she is super xxx

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:39 am Reply with quoteBack to top

She is a stunner Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

If you are coming up from Devon to look at any of Kings it may also be worth speaking to Arclid Clydes & shires (http://www.arclidshiresandclydesdales.com/e107/page.php?7) who produced my clydie gelding and Sedgemoor shires (http://www.sedgemoorshires.com/Horsesforsale.htm). I don't know what they've got at the moment but it might be worth a call. They are each one junction progressively further down the M6!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Absolutely lovely photos - beautiful hair she has!!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:08 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

our latest news...

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Faith and my best friend Lucy the mule who sadly had to stay at home..!!


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Mum the Grey Shire (17 HH) x and Dad Irish Drum horse Gladstopper (google him)


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Faith(14. 3HH @ 10 months old), we found, we saw and fell in love with...and had to bring her home.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:17 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Lovely photos and you are suffering from mud too, horrible isn't it?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 10:05 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Congraulations on finding Faith. She is lovely Very Happy

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lovely photos - Faith is a lovely name!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 12:10 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Congratulations Jayne she looks lovely xx
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 3:18 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

lovely foalie.xxxx

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 4:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

awww super xxx

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Does Gladstopper have Blue Eyes? He really reminds me of Coster and I have no idea on Costers breeding but would love to.
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