Originally Posted by bubba13
Just keep in mind that drafts do not have the endurance of other breeds.
If you are talking about a lot of trotting and cantering then this is true, but they can walk all day long over rough terrain just fine. Many of the draft breeds were developed for long work days pulling. Its not the same endurance as an Arabian that can trot all day long, but it is a type of endurance.
We have a draft cross and he has been a great trail mount for my husband. My husband isn't much into trotting and cantering but they do some. Apache is mostly a good calm mount that can take him down the trail at an easy pace all day long. Personally I like a horse with a little more go, but that is all personal preference.