Originally Posted by CrazyChester
I was thinking about buying a Clydesdale.
What are there temperments like?
Easy to handle?
Would they suit a beginner that has low confidence?
I don't no why Im so interested in them. I think its because my Granddad used to ride them and he tells me alot of stories about them. My Mum actually likes them to so that's a bonus :P
Sorry for so many questions!
They are fantastic horses work with tho I would not recommend it for a first time horse owner, or someone who isn't confident with their horse handling.
Once well worked with and handled, they are to die for but you have to get them there first, they aren't born like that so when working with them you are dealing with WAY more horse power than your more common light breeds.
I regularly see some great looking Clydes or other full drafts for sale on the web. You should go out and take a look at a few, ride and go from there. Tho they are stunning looking animals they really don't handle the same as what you are used to.