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post #51 of 58 Old 12-22-2010, 03:43 PM
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I agree, but sadly, we humans like to change things and fads come and go. Forty years ago, very few purchased draft breeds to ride. Now it is very common. In some ways, this is a good thing, since many draft breeds might have died out, after they were no longer needed as much, for work. There again, I still prefer horses to look like they are supposed to look. Consider this lovely Shire of long ago.



I think we'd be hard pressed to find one like him today. These days, Shires, Clydes and others, are much more leggy and usually, finer boned. I have a small collection of old Draft photos and none look like those we see today.

Regarding Great Danes. In about 1952, I showed my first Danes in the UK. They were not nearly as tall as today's Danes in the US. They were probably not more than about 34" tall, with wide bodies and huge bone. Now people flock to the 38" dogs, with fine bone and slender bodies. Many just look like Greyhounds with a large head to me. Bigger (taller) is not necessarily a good thing, considering all the accompanying problems now found in the breed. This I think, is also found more in the US than in most European countries. If I were seeking a Dane today, I doubt I would purchase in the US.

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My favorite breed is a shire. I could only dream of owning one that looks that nice.

Americans skrew up every thing they can get there hands on, and yes I am an american.
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post #52 of 58 Old 12-22-2010, 04:08 PM
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I own a Qh/belgian, & he is a great ride & a somewhat good jumper (when he wants to be lol) and they are truely gently giants :)

When I can't ride anymore, I shall keep horses as long as I can hobble along with a bucket and wheelbarrow. When I can't hobble, I shall roll my wheelchair out by the fence of the field where my horses graze, and watch them!
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post #53 of 58 Old 12-23-2010, 01:51 PM
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Wow. The shire in that picture almost looks like a different breed compared. Gorgeous!
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My favorite breed is a shire. I could only dream of owning one that looks that nice.

Americans skrew up every thing they can get there hands on, and yes I am an american.

"All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and she'll listen to me allll day."
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post #54 of 58 Old 12-23-2010, 08:00 PM
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You beter do some resurch before you start talking about this stuff like you know it all. My mare sonador is halter bred and is out of Impresive. She is my all around horse. She jumps, some dressage(I'm not trained in it so I cant teach her.) She has worked catle, can run the trails all day, and has the basic training of a raining horse. I have come across tones of horses out of Impresive that work just as much if not more than Sona.
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post #55 of 58 Old 12-23-2010, 08:05 PM
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Sorry pet peeve of mine.
oops sorry. I couldnt spell to save my life.
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oops sorry. I couldnt spell to save my life.
tottaly ok haha I have my days aswell.

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post #57 of 58 Old 12-26-2010, 05:34 PM
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I own a beautiful Begian draft and I ride her bareback and under saddle. She is the sweetest horse I have ever been around bar none. She is not the only horse I own and if I had to do it again they are the only horses I would ever own.

They DO NOT eat more than any other horse. My girl eats exactly the same as my other horses.

Drafts are not the fastest horses around but if your looking for trail ridding and dressage they are good. Your not going to barrel race these big horses.

What I find the most enjoyable is their temperament. They are very social and like to be around people, they have quite a funny and nice personality. Talk to owners here and read on the breed. Good luck.



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What I find the most enjoyable is their temperament. They are very social and like to be around people, they have quite a funny and nice personality.




i very much agree, my Qh/belgium is such a people person! he loves hugs & kisses. they are such sweet & loving horses <3

When I can't ride anymore, I shall keep horses as long as I can hobble along with a bucket and wheelbarrow. When I can't hobble, I shall roll my wheelchair out by the fence of the field where my horses graze, and watch them!
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