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Different Breeds

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    08-17-2012, 12:47 PM
Different Breeds


So for class I have to do a report on something that interests me. I'm doing it on draft horses, which means I need to pick one breed to detail. I was thinkin shires, but, Im interested in learning about other breeds as well. So, what is your favorite draft breed?
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    08-17-2012, 12:56 PM
Gypsy horses of course! Lol I'm partial to them though, but they definitely are very interesting, and appleby fair could go into it. They have a unique history!! I could go on!
    08-17-2012, 12:58 PM
Also, drum horses which are a mix of shire Clyde and gypsy but are considered a breed of their own! Google Mariah's Boon. He was chosen to become a model Breyer horse this last Breyerfest
    08-17-2012, 01:58 PM
Definitely Gypsies. Look on our site under 'Information'. Tons of stuff there from which to write.

    08-17-2012, 02:13 PM
I love shires, that being said I have never owned one. My favorite of the draft breeds would be the Clydesdale. My daughter in law has two Gypsies... that being said, I don't care for them. My best friend's husband who is a professional hauler won't even haul one :)

In order of my preferences
I MIGHT like a drum but prefer the Clyde.
    08-17-2012, 02:38 PM
If he won't haul them, then I'm assuming it's based in their temperament. Which makes it just an individual case. Since shires Clyde's and belgiums are so much larger they are trained to behave well because no one is going to tolerate an out of control 2000# animal. That said, misbehaving 1000# plus aren't fun either but I think I made my point.

A spoiled horse is a spoiled horse with no regards of breed.
    08-17-2012, 02:38 PM
    08-17-2012, 02:49 PM
First time I've ever heard such a thing. Many Gypsies are not handled at all in the UK, yet we round them up, put them on trucks, take them sometimes hundreds of miles to the airport, give them the required bath, walk them up a ramp into the plane and take off for the US. Arriving here, they are again loaded into horse trailers and taken to quarantine, which might be hours away.

Incidentally, my daughter on a trip to the UK, helped a breeder round up a herd of yearlings from a field. Just pulled the truck up to the gate, pushed them all towards the truck and every one jumped in as though they had done it many times before. I have pictures too. I also have movies of a whole plane load of Gypsies - many of them babies, going up the ramps and into planes.

After quarantine, they are again hauled by road, to the new owner's farm. Having had many breeds, I have found Gypsies to be THE easiest to trailer. Who is this pro hauler? I will add him to our list of haulers on our Gypsy forum, as one who will not haul Gypsies. We have had many horses hauled to our farm by different haulers. Every one of them, said they wished all breeds were as easy as that.

    08-17-2012, 07:37 PM
I will say I think that a gypsy is a pretty cool to look at horse. Not the awesome feeling I get when I see a Clydesdale but there is something about a bay horse :)
    08-17-2012, 09:43 PM
Hmmm.... I think I shall do gypsies then!
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