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Draft horse for a first horse? Yay or Nay?

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    12-23-2012, 01:41 PM
Originally Posted by nvr2many    
I have seen people use it for their fencing using t post and the insulators that go on the post for the fencing to run through.
We had it at the last place we boarded...on a naval base....Here is a picture. In the background, you can see the three strands used for the pastures. Then I used the one low strand of it, that Mamma could easily have walked over, to seperate grass area. She would just stand there and stand over it staring into the grass when she was on the other side...lol.

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    12-23-2012, 01:44 PM
Green Broke
^^^^ ha ha mine do that too!
    12-23-2012, 01:46 PM
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    12-23-2012, 02:09 PM
I'll say it again, GO GET YOUR DRAFT/HEAVY then you can post photographs for us and you can join in even more conversations about how fantastic our Drafties/Heavies are....YEAH!!!!!!!!
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    12-23-2012, 02:49 PM
Originally Posted by bluebird    
i'll say it again, go get your draft/heavy then you can post photographs for us and you can join in even more conversations about how fantastic our drafties/heavies are....yeah!!!!!!!!

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    12-23-2012, 02:52 PM
Green Broke
I third even tho I do not have a draft but I consider my girl a heavy.
    12-23-2012, 07:27 PM
I will!!! I'm ready excited!!!
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    12-23-2012, 09:58 PM
My intent is not to cause an argument. My intent is to provide the OP and anyone who might be casually reading this with the idea of getting a draft is what they should be looking for when looking at a horse. Their overall conformation is different with different areas of stress than a light horse. The hind legs tend to be the source of most performance issues due to poor conformation.
    12-24-2012, 04:14 PM
Green Broke
I think that's a bit too general to say. I know a lot of people with drafts that haven't had issues. Poor conformation happens in every breed.
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    12-24-2012, 05:22 PM
Originally Posted by Solon    
I think that's a bit too general to say. I know a lot of people with drafts that haven't had issues. Poor conformation happens in every breed.
You're missing the point. A breed standard is what in a perfect world, putting form to function, what the animal should look like, how they should move ect to create uniformity in the breed. None of us have perfect horses but we need to know where they fall short and if it's something we can live with and that won't limit their usefullness in life. Probably none of the horses that are owned by individuals on this board put in an honest days work ever. They aren't going to break down to where the conformation issues take a toll but you've got to start at the top, know what the ideal is, and go down from there. You have to know what the ideal is and why it's important.

BTW did you take the opportunity to educate your friends at the fair and explain to them what they were looking at?

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