Originally Posted by sshipper
I am in the process of seeking a kind, older draft that has many years of riding ahead. I have looked at all the draft rescue sites and find a lot of drafts that pull wagons and are pasture ornaments.
If any of you should know a horse that would be available for leasing (to determine right fit,) who loves bareback riding, is completely patient, and understands the fears of a returning older rider and can 'babysit' me a little....I would be interested in talking.
I would definitely consider buying your own rather than leasing. The trouble with leasing is that you have to give them back and once you have a draft horse, you will never, ever want to part with it. Anything over the age of 5 and backed for riding should be ok for you as they have such laid back temperaments. I have never come across a 'nasty' Clydesdale/Shire. I bought a young horse as a 4yr old. Didn't have any problems with him but I did take some riding instruction with him. Now have got him a buddy - a yearling Clydesdale...LOL