Clydesdale's - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds > Draft Horses


This is a discussion on Clydesdale's within the Draft Horses forums, part of the Horse Breeds category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-14-2009, 07:54 PM
Sponsored Links
    01-14-2009, 09:42 PM
I have a Clyde / TB cross and he's great, I adore him. He's my field hunter and eventer, and I really have a ball riding him. He's got a great temperament and is a little more forward than some of the other crosses I've worked with, but that's more him and his breeding (and I know his breeders so that's what I was looking for). I also have a few siblings of his that belong to clients and they are all just absolutely amazing. I love all of them :)

Certainly not the speed and agility of my jumpers that are TBs but great even keel and wonderful for eventing.
    01-30-2009, 09:33 PM
Temperament is everythin and as said before, you can get all different temperaments withing a given breed.

If you get an older horse who has been and done virtually everything it will help you get your confidence.

I love clydies and have met a few beautiful quiet ones, but really just look and look and don't discount anything just because it doesn't have a big price tag or sound pretty.

You will know when you meet the right horse - I speak from experience after spending 6 months and hundreds of kilometres looking for my daughter. We also upset a few people I think by turning their horses down - and they were lovely quiet animals but if she wasn't going to get back on them, what was the point in taking them. Any of them would have done as a confidence builder but we had to find that special one - and we did.
Cost $350 and was not particularly pretty but he was the most awesome confidence builder you could ever want.
    01-30-2009, 09:52 PM
I am not sure that a clyde would make a suitable beginner horse because they require that much more work to maintain. As stated above, they eat more and it is very hard to find a good farrier willing to work on one even if it is well trained. Also, if you are like me, you would have to have help anytime you wanted to ride. I have just started my percheron stud under saddle and I am too short to bridle or saddle him and he will not stand by a mounting block or anything yet. Plus you have to have specialized tack that you cannot use on any other horse if you decide to get something smaller. For a first horse, I would definitely go with something average sized that you can handle all by yourself like a QH or something similar.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0