My draft cross is an excellent trail horse! He is brave, walks quickly (although we tend to leave the other horses behind, hard on the neck if you're trying to have a conversation!), can carry an extra rider if need be, doesn't mind having saddle bags and other things draped on him, is a great size to pony other horses, does fine w/ endurance-went out recently with a friend while trying out a TWH and we had to trot pretty much the whole 2 hours and he was sweating but had energy and enjoyed himself, for such a big horse (1800+ lbs and about 17.3-18 hds.) he is pretty nimble, can handle tight turns, steep ups and downs, mud, quick sand, etc. The only drawback to him, as others have mentioned is we are vertically challenged!