THE IRON HORSE

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Beau­ti­ful and pow­er­ful, Clabber ex­hibits a har­mony of body parts rarely seen in any horse. He has ex­cel­lent sub­stance, very well­formed joints and near-level body bal­ance suit­able for al­most any type of ath­letic ef­fort.

Clabber’s sire, My Texas Dandy (this por­trait, like all the oth­ers in this ar­ti­cle, was done di­rectly from a photo). A seven-eighths Thor­ough­bred, this horse presents the big, an­gu­lar pelvis with long is­chium typ­i­cal of that breed; Clabber’s pelvis is sim­i­lar. Typ­i­cal of Thor­ough­breds, too, are Dandy’s rather high knees and lighter “bone.” The short back, rounded body and over­all mus­cu­lar­ity come from his Billy-Rondo an­ces­try.

CLABBER

MY TEXAS DANDY

Clabber’s pedi­gree ren­dered with Golden Girl as his dam gives him 1/128ths Percheron an­ces­try.

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