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    01-24-2012, 07:03 PM
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Yearling
Best way to refresh a draft?

Hello all,

Figured there's some draft owners out there that have been where I'm at. I just adopted a Percheron mare named Arabelle, she's gorgeous. She has previous riding and driving experience. I've seen pictures of her being ridden and driven. Although, she has sat the last four years and has become very pushy and nervous when walked around. The biggest problem being she likes to randomly decided she gets to walk me. I immediately stop her and have her back a few steps then release the pressure. Don't know if there's a better way to correct this? I have started flexing her, teaching her to yield to pressure and have worked the sending exercise to. I am very anciy to get on her, but I know she has to be good on the ground before I can do so. What are some exercises you all use or any tips and tricks you have for me to help her!

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    01-24-2012, 07:15 PM
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Foal
She doesn't need any special treatment or training techniques because she's a draft. The same rules should apply to her as the lighter breeds. It will take time, patience, and consitency, but she will be fine if you don't get intimidated by her size and pushy attitude. I don't treat my belgians any different that my quarter horses. They all know what is expected of them, regardless of breed. As for her riding and driving refreshment, if you've never driven before, find a driving mentor who is experienced. The riding part is the same as refreshing a light breed as well, just be prepared that if she was trained to drive before ride, she MIGHT be a little hard on the mouth, but this isn't always the case, she may be very supple and soft.
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    02-01-2012, 12:52 AM
  #3
Yearling
Treat a draft like a horses but feed a draft like a draft
     
    02-01-2012, 12:57 AM
  #4
Showing
I'll be honest...when I saw the title of your thread, I thought "Ask the bartender for a fresh glass!" Yeah, I'm a dork.

Like the others said: don't treat her any different than you would a regular-sized horse.
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    02-01-2012, 01:00 AM
  #5
Yearling
That would be a cool drink the draft horse
     
    02-01-2012, 01:03 AM
  #6
Showing
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Originally Posted by loveduffy    
that would be a cool drink the draft horse
"Strong and robust...with a kick! Make your next beer a Draft Horse."

Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
    02-01-2012, 01:03 AM
  #7
Trained
Barkeep, pour me a double draft horse! Put it on loveduffy's tab.
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    02-01-2012, 01:24 AM
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Super Moderator
Here's a draft refreshing himself....




I'm so sorry...I just couldn't resist.

That big gorgeous horse needs to be a vaulting horse.



Now that I think of it..it puts a new meaning of DRAFT beer!!

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    02-01-2012, 02:08 AM
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Yearling
You guys have me laughing so hard and it's midnight! Someone's going to think I've been slamming back drafts all night. ;) Thanks again for the pointers, love the turn of this thread. Lol. (:
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