drafts can't gallop!!!? since when!? - Page 4
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Breeds, Breeding, and Genetics > Horse Breeds > Draft Horses

drafts can't gallop!!!? since when!?

This is a discussion on drafts can't gallop!!!? since when!? within the Draft Horses forums, part of the Horse Breeds category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        09-16-2009, 05:46 PM
      #31
    Weanling
    I agree that they aren't built to run, and my percheron absolutely hates it, especially under saddle. I got to watch her gallop around the field the other day though, which was a rare treat.

    But as long as your horse is willing and isn't in pain, there's no problem with it.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        09-16-2009, 06:02 PM
      #32
    Yearling
    Umm who ever said that has no clue what there talking about. My draft cross lives to gallop across open feilds. Nothing makes him happier.
         
        09-16-2009, 06:36 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    Obviously she's never seen the movie "A Knight's Tale" :P they have a drafty galloping all over the place lol. And my friend has two belgians she uses for foxhunting. Lol
         
        09-17-2009, 03:41 AM
      #34
    Started
    My girl can go as fast or as slow as she wants. I'm not going to push her but she does love to run and if she doesn't want to I know something isn't quite right.
         
        09-19-2009, 07:53 PM
      #35
    Weanling
    Clearly your horse is in pain, with those pricked ears and happy expression .
         
        09-20-2009, 01:34 PM
      #36
    Guest
    Of course drafts can gallop - just it takes a big man up there to sit it out. Going round corners is the tricky bit.
    Draft horses are descendents of the chargers used by Knights of Old - all that Agincourt history stuff. Then in later centuries they were used for farm work. In the UK many are still used for work up amongst the forests.

    If you seek a draft horse then look up the Internet for the UK horse magazines - draft horses are unlikely to die out as a breed.
    Suffolk Punches, Clydesdales, Shires, Percherons, Irish Drafts, Friesians - they are all to be found. But they don't come cheap (by US standards).

    When you find what you want, then ship it over to the US - it is possible.
    But whatever you do, make sure you've got a set of strong boots - those big fellas feel pretty heavy when they stand on your foot.

    Barry G
         
        09-20-2009, 08:50 PM
      #37
    Started
    Well I found what I wanted an hours drive away from me. So no shipping needed. Her grandfather is budweiser, and the only reason they didn't keep her was because she has extra white which apparently means she might throw a mismarked foal and budweiser is extremely picky with their geldings for pulls. So Northwest Clydes got her, they showed her, bred her, sold her to the lady I got her from who also showed her and bred her once and then decided to retire from showing drafts so I got her and I plan to show her in some fun shows but not for another year.
         
        09-20-2009, 09:51 PM
      #38
    Banned
    The other day in our feed store, there was a pic attached to a flex supplement of a barrel racer. Some people walked by and said" can you imagine an animal of that size being forced around barrels while running?How horrible!" stupid people. Some people just don't know.
         
        09-20-2009, 10:13 PM
      #39
    Started
    I will admit drafts can't turn corners very well at any speed over a walk or slow trot, at least mine can't. She needs lots of loosening up first. But any horse that isn't a draft or built like a draft should be able to do barrels if trained properly. Silly humans.
         
        09-20-2009, 11:50 PM
      #40
    Showing
    Haha, that's funny. My perch didn't have any trouble turning a complete 180 and taking off at a long gallop when something scared him. LOL.
         

    Tags
    clydesdales, drafts, gallop, horses

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    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:

    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

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Your first gallop. PintoPrincess Horse Riding 32 09-17-2009 08:41 PM
    bucking at a gallop HPS Horse Training 15 09-10-2009 10:45 AM
    Strange gallop..need help please biggame12 Western Riding 6 06-04-2009 05:35 PM
    how to gallop sempre_cantando Horse Riding 6 09-09-2008 12:00 PM
    how do you ask for a gallop? lakotalegend15 Horse Training 6 11-12-2007 07:56 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0