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post #11 of 19 Old 07-28-2008, 02:38 PM
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We don't go anywhere!

That's fine with him though. We have a trail across the road and he doesn't do medieval shows anymore, so we are pretty good. 8)

Unless it weighs a ton... it's just a horse. Draft horse motto.
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post #12 of 19 Old 07-30-2008, 07:20 PM
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I have a regular 3 horse slant and Cody uses the back 2 stalls, although he can't lift his head up tall. I have to save up some $ to afford a newer 3 horse warmblood size. My pony is going to look tiny!

Oh, another I just remembered because I'm worming today is, the wormer doesn't come in 1500 lb. Size so I save what is left over from my other two regular size horses and add that to Cody's wormer!

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post #13 of 19 Old 08-02-2008, 12:30 AM Thread Starter
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I have a regular 3 horse slant and Cody uses the back 2 stalls, although he can't lift his head up tall. I have to save up some $ to afford a newer 3 horse warmblood size. My pony is going to look tiny!

Oh, another I just remembered because I'm worming today is, the wormer doesn't come in 1500 lb. Size so I save what is left over from my other two regular size horses and add that to Cody's wormer!
I would be careful with the warmblood sized trailers. They are bigger but that not significantly for the costs involved in getting one. If you have a hard to fit horse, as hard and difficult as it might on a trailer during trips, a straight load is what I would recommend. One that has the front opened up. You might have to sacrifice the tack room but I think you end up with a much nicer trailer.
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post #14 of 19 Old 08-02-2008, 12:34 AM
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Double check on the front load though. The trailer guy we worked with says he won't sell straight loads for drafts because it puts too much weight on one side of the trailer and can cause a roll over hazard and too much weight on the tire on whatever side you use.

The reason they recommend a slant is because the draft can ride in the center toward the back which is even over the axle.

The draft pullers use super huge trailers/semis to pull their guys but that's not feasible for one horse. Ugh!

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post #15 of 19 Old 08-14-2008, 08:30 PM
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All as noted, but add in hot wire. In general, drafts have no respect for regular fencing, or gates for that matter.

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post #16 of 19 Old 08-17-2008, 01:31 AM
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I agree with you on the hot wire!! Cody checks it periodically for function too!

When I'm riding with my friends on their regular sized horses, I have to be more aware of whether I'll fit under tree branches, etc.

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post #17 of 19 Old 10-15-2008, 12:27 AM
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Just recently noticed another item that needs to be bigger. I bought some of those feeder buckets that hook over a fence railing. Cody's nose is too big for him to eat well! Kept wondering why it was taking him so long to finish his pellets and why he kept banging it around. Now I'm giving him his goodies in a big, rubber dish and he's much happier and quicker!

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post #18 of 19 Old 01-17-2009, 11:06 AM
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I'm not too sure about the tack stuff, I do know that a draft halter at my local feed store is only 13.50 and i've already talked to a farrier around here he said he's not going to charge me extra to trim so i'm going to be payin I think $25 maybe $30 tops, but every one else around here that's not amish is scared to work on draft feet so they want like $40-$50. Im still trying to find tack for him.
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post #19 of 19 Old 01-17-2009, 02:13 PM
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Well, I just started riding my Percheron stud this weekend and had to make due with my regular roping saddle. I had to let both cinches out to the last hole on both sides and use one of the bridles we used to use on a team of belgian mules but it didn't really fit either. It was long enough so it didn't pull on his mouth but the noseband was too small so I had to make him a new bridle. I also had to get a draft halter because nothing we had would even come close to fitting him and I had been using a rope made into a war-bridle. I am dreading having to get him shod but it needs to be done. Fortunately, I have a stock trailer that he fits into but he cannot be loaded when he is saddled because he is a little too tall.

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