Draft Question - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 4Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 56 Old 04-19-2012, 02:19 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NH
Posts: 692
• Horses: 0
With my drafts I am longing them at late 2's into 3 years of age depending on their size. if they take after their Sire its more toward 3 as they tend to be rather big boned, if more like my mares then late 2's My personal preferences for riding is late 3s and that is light working. My colts tend to be alot like their sire who is just a massive tank of a draft. You can see my stud in my profile. I have a few more I plan on posting in profile.
TimberRidgeRanch is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 56 Old 04-19-2012, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 589
• Horses: 0
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind and let everyone know what I pick!
Posted via Mobile Device
MisssMarie is offline  
post #13 of 56 Old 04-19-2012, 02:40 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Alachua, FL
Posts: 66
• Horses: 0
Thank you Grey Sorrel for correcting me, my dyslexia kicked in. Thankfully my Belgain/Belgian don't mind how I say or write it.
Gmac is offline  
post #14 of 56 Old 04-19-2012, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 589
• Horses: 0
So, 3 options are: Mustang, Draft or QH. Any preferences? What are the pros and cons of any of those?
Posted via Mobile Device
MisssMarie is offline  
post #15 of 56 Old 04-19-2012, 03:10 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Northwestern Pennsylvania
Posts: 420
• Horses: 3
WOW that is a wide variation. I have two QH and love them to pieces. I grew up riding a draft morgan X. He was awesome. I don't know really anything about Mustang's except they have a car named after them.

If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride.
AndreaSctlnd is offline  
post #16 of 56 Old 04-19-2012, 08:49 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Coastal Maine
Posts: 909
• Horses: 4
I have a small Percheron (15.2 and about 1800 pounds), but he takes a 6 1/2" bit. Dover had a few bits that big, and I got him a nice double-jointed loose ring snaffle. Classic Saddlery had an Aramis Rembrandt snaffle bridle (the biggest bridle they had) that I liked, although I had to have one of the straps lengthened. The Royal King saddle he came with didn't seem to fit that well, but my old Black Rhino western saddle that was made for my Arabian fits him perfectly, although I have to move it back by about 2" from where I think it looks right. My Arab was kind of roly poly..
Captain Evil is offline  
post #17 of 56 Old 04-19-2012, 09:46 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: left of center
Posts: 7,083
• Horses: 2
Guess I have the best of all worlds in my ClydeX QH/tb. He wears a normal size bridle, is only 16.2, wears a regular saddle with a wide tree, never an issue with anything. Easiest horse I have ever had. Basically lives on air. trim his feet every 6-8, and he never took a lame step until he was 20. It is true that trail rides can be a challenge, since you cannot get off and on easily, gates are farther away, and tree limbs are closer to you than your friends. But their temperament is second to none. I would not give up my draftee for anything.

Signature undergoing edits. Please standby.......
franknbeans is offline  
post #18 of 56 Old 04-20-2012, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 589
• Horses: 0
So far, here's some pros and cons I got- drafts are harder to ride on trails (mount/dismount factor), not many shows for mustangs, not many breed shows than shires (more than mustangs, less than QH), QH have more shows. Mustangs are
More hardy. Shires cost more. Shires are harder to find tack for. Shires are tall (good). Mustangs are amazing for trails. QH have good cow sense. QH are more common. Shires are rare. Mustangs are a huge challenge
Posted via Mobile Device
MisssMarie is offline  
post #19 of 56 Old 04-20-2012, 12:13 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Chino Valley, AZ
Posts: 15,538
• Horses: 1
What about a draft cross? You get the best of both worlds.

http://i42.tinypic.com/140y8lj.png
Do not tell me I can't...because I will show you that I can.
DraftyAiresMum is offline  
post #20 of 56 Old 04-20-2012, 12:38 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chula Vista, CA
Posts: 1,996
• Horses: 3
Ohhhh.....you need to go visit the 'Drafts under saddle' thread......

I LOVE riding the drafts! Easy peasy.....even for us old people!....me, not meaning you.:)



Oldhorselady is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Any Spotted Draft or Pinto Draft Owners? Let's see em! randomrider92 Draft Horses 28 04-16-2012 05:06 PM
draft horse collar question greenie Draft Horses 6 04-14-2011 09:30 AM
Draft Question. Just wondering... redneckprincess70 Horse Breeds 15 12-30-2009 05:51 PM
contest for all draft and draft cross owners!!!!! english_rider144 Draft Horses 1 02-03-2009 05:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome