Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Where the red fern grows....
I understand what your saying LB's...but I stand by my statement, a Gypsy Cob, Vanner or whatever you wish to call them, are not a true draft horse. As I said, they may be considered a draft pony....but not a draft horse.
As it was said, I am going to agree to disagree on this, it is a mute point now for me. We could argue what a "draft" is, I was giving EXAMPLES....
The Percheron of today has been bred to be what sells, plain and simple. I have done extensive research on this breed, as it is my chosen breed to work with and to show. I have been really delving deeper into the history and it is actually saddening to see what we are making this truly wonderful breed into, they weren't bred to be "Hackney's on steroids" as we see in the upper A and AA rated driving shows, however, flash sells. I must give the Gypsy folks credit for keeping true to the breed....and hope that they do not turn their animals into something they should not be or have them do what they were not bred to do. I also applaud them for not putting the extreme scotch bottom shoes on their animals, but...all this is for another thread.