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post #261 of 353 Old 03-17-2012, 10:07 PM
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Drafty, if this is any indication of how huge Rafe's head is, I started him with the same bridle I was riding John in. I had to custom make my own browband because the original one on the bridle was too small for Rafe's head and was pinching his ears.
I didn't know how long our browband was when my dog ate it off the bridle. So, I just guessed at 18". Yeah, might need to have a new one made soon. When I put the bridle on him yesterday, it seemed like it was a bit snug. *facepalm* There's a family who owns the pure Percheron filly that came from the same farm as Aires and the husband's dad does leather work and makes custom bridles and halters for Liberty (the filly). I'm thinking of asking how much it would be to make a nice custom bridle and halter for Aires for me so that I don't keep having to buy the made-in-India crap I have (my bridle is a piece of junk, really). I can't afford to have the local tack shop make me a custom bridle or halter (I asked and they want ~$130 for a custom bridle big enough for Aires and ~$100 for a halter *sigh*).

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post #262 of 353 Old 03-18-2012, 11:54 AM
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I didn't know how long our browband was when my dog ate it off the bridle. So, I just guessed at 18". Yeah, might need to have a new one made soon. When I put the bridle on him yesterday, it seemed like it was a bit snug. *facepalm* There's a family who owns the pure Percheron filly that came from the same farm as Aires and the husband's dad does leather work and makes custom bridles and halters for Liberty (the filly). I'm thinking of asking how much it would be to make a nice custom bridle and halter for Aires for me so that I don't keep having to buy the made-in-India crap I have (my bridle is a piece of junk, really). I can't afford to have the local tack shop make me a custom bridle or halter (I asked and they want ~$130 for a custom bridle big enough for Aires and ~$100 for a halter *sigh*).
I bought this bridle on Ebay for Belle and LOVE it. It even fits the big belgian in the picture with my daughter who is 19.1hh. The quality is extremely heavy duty. I'm pretty sure this is the same exact one....it was amish made.

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post #263 of 353 Old 03-18-2012, 12:34 PM
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The first horse I had, Vinella. A Norwegian Dolehorse. I will never find a horse like that again :)


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post #264 of 353 Old 03-18-2012, 06:04 PM
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Vinella is way cute!

My horse is only half draft, so I hope I'm welcome to join the thread!
This is Ursula. She's a 6 year old, 17.1 hand, Shire/Thoroughbred mix.




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post #265 of 353 Old 03-18-2012, 06:18 PM
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Drafts are so cool! Its funny how they make you look tiny when you stand next to them and especially when you ride them! O.O



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post #266 of 353 Old 03-18-2012, 07:14 PM
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Lots of photos from NZ Horse of the Year 2012 - My Clydesdale Wishaw Serenity ridden by Carla Cederman

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post #267 of 353 Old 03-18-2012, 09:26 PM
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Beautiful!!!!
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post #268 of 353 Old 03-19-2012, 05:46 PM
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The first horse I had, Vinella. A Norwegian Dolehorse. I will never find a horse like that again :)


You horse is very pretty
Good luck with her

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post #269 of 353 Old 03-25-2012, 07:32 PM
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A pic of me riding our 9 year old registered Belgian gelding, Charlie. We use him to give lessons & trail rides to people that have never ridden before, & he's AMAZING. Love riding drafts.
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post #270 of 353 Old 04-26-2012, 10:03 PM
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Belle's back is getting much stronger.....we cantered under saddle for the first time....yay!

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