Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: TN, but moving soon
• Horses: 0
I've worked and ridden both Percheron's and Belgians, and they've been mellow pretty much through out. They, like any horse have their moments. One of the Percheron's liked to run, so he's bob his head a few times when we first went out. (not move his body, bob his head about 6 inches) And we had one of the Belgians who threw his feed bowl at you if you took to long. Working with drafts is a whole new world, hooves the size of your head. Personally I slightly prefer Percherons, as the ones I have worked with are a bit leaner though the shoulder and haunches than Belgians. My new colt, come to find out, is Percheron-Belgian-Mustang by his Sire and registered QH from his Mom.
The best index to a person's character is (a) how he treats people who can't do him any good, and (b) how he treats people who can't fight back ---Abigail Van Buren