this is my first real post here. I bought my first horse "Lilly" this past May. Lilly is a 10 year old Clydsdale Mare, she was a former Amish horse. She is broke for driveing and (now) is broke for rideing. I had no horse knowlege and now with the help of a great trainer and lots of lessons we are quite the pair.
About a month ago I even started rideing her all by myself! We are haveing a great time!!!! She is very very gentle and patient with me. I honestly think she enjoys her new life as a rideing horse after all her hard work as a amish horse.
People just go nuts when they see someone rideing a draft. My barn is full of quarter horses so she is a real stand out. I do take some flak for rideing a draft. I can not tell you how many times I have heard that she is ment for driveing and not rideing. I rode a quarter horse for lessons and I do see the difference. She is a pick up truck not a sports car, but I love her for what she is.
So do any of you Draft lovers out there experience anything like this?