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post #21 of 53 Old 09-12-2009, 02:32 AM Thread Starter
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Elephants cant run...

BS... they are one of the most dangerous animals in Africa ... and they weigh wayyyy more then a clyde haha.
and they can run fast too!!!! Charging males are DANGEROUS. I've seen the videos! lol

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OMG!!! Gorgeous! I may have to come steal her and bring her home with me. ;)

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Isn't there a Budweiser commercial with the clydes galloping in a field? They certainly don't look to be in pain :)

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Of course drafts can gallop - how do you think all those knights of old dodged the arrows.
But before you try galloping your heavy horse of whatever breed, read up on Newton's Theory of Motion: -
"The heavier the weight, the faster the speed, the greater the force".

So the problem only starts when you think you ought to be stopping
and going round blind corners is definitely a bit risky.

As long as you pick a nice long, flat, hard, sandy beech at least a mile and a half long, wth no rocks, no children, no dogs on leads, no balloons
then great!!!!!!!.

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Your photos are simply beautiful. Do you take dressage lessons? Ignore that comment and know it came from a place of ignorance. I have seen drafts jump - they are beautiful! I bet he just loves galloping. If you ever run into that individual again, just respectfully provide correct information. Kill them with kindness and logic.

P.S. WEAR A HELMET! You just never know. Head injuries are very tragic. I worked with head injury patients before - guess where? Not in PT or OT or ICU. They ended up in our psych center. Head injuries change you. Prevention - you are far too precious!

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Those pics are absolutely BREATHTAKING! She's such a gorgeous girl, and obviously having a ton of fun - looks like you're actually holding her back from going faster!

Obviously Drafts weren't "built to run" in the sense that some horses were (Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses). But ALL horses can run. No, I wouldn't advise pushing her to complete an eventing course, but they sure as heck run in the pasture and no gallop is going to hurt a properly trained and in shape horse!

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dont worry to much what people think. do what you and your horse like to do. no matter what kind of horse you have....they all run. (love watching it)
i own a frisian mare. i live in germany... i run into ignorant people all the time.. "a frisian should be in front of a cart.. a frisian being ridden with a westernsaddle?? " stuff like that.... dont let anyone tell you how to ride your horse... do whats best for you guys
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beaches!!!!

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Of course drafts can gallop - how do you think all those knights of old dodged the arrows.
But before you try galloping your heavy horse of whatever breed, read up on Newton's Theory of Motion: -
"The heavier the weight, the faster the speed, the greater the force".

So the problem only starts when you think you ought to be stopping
and going round blind corners is definitely a bit risky.

As long as you pick a nice long, flat, hard, sandy beech at least a mile and a half long, wth no rocks, no children, no dogs on leads, no balloons
then great!!!!!!!.

Enjoy

Barry G
and I'm looking for exactly that. The closest one has stretches of sand...it's the walk to it that might be a problem. Timing is everything.

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Those pics are absolutely BREATHTAKING! She's such a gorgeous girl, and obviously having a ton of fun - looks like you're actually holding her back from going faster!

Obviously Drafts weren't "built to run" in the sense that some horses were (Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses). But ALL horses can run. No, I wouldn't advise pushing her to complete an eventing course, but they sure as heck run in the pasture and no gallop is going to hurt a properly trained and in shape horse!
Actually I was trying to loosen the reins up more without dropping them. In the first one I was pulling her shoulder up so she didn't slide in the mud.

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Your photos are simply beautiful. Do you take dressage lessons? Ignore that comment and know it came from a place of ignorance. I have seen drafts jump - they are beautiful! I bet he just loves galloping. If you ever run into that individual again, just respectfully provide correct information. Kill them with kindness and logic.

P.S. WEAR A HELMET! You just never know. Head injuries are very tragic. I worked with head injury patients before - guess where? Not in PT or OT or ICU. They ended up in our psych center. Head injuries change you. Prevention - you are far too precious!
I wear a helmet 90% of the time. It's when I have a photographer out there is when I don't and my boyfriend had my camera along with a photographer I've worked with before trying to start an equine magazine. So if there's a photographer out there and the image it to capture full freedom normally they don't like a helmet in the picture. It's a bitch to photoshop out. lol.
In the arena, on the road, and when there's not a photographer in need of a no helmet picture...I have mine on. thank you for looking out though.
As for dressage. I took lessons about 3 years ago and use it to help her collect but other than that it was nothing I was majorly interested in. I like feeling the longer strides instead of the shorter restricted feeling ones.

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