I need some direction!
I need some advice, I'm new to this forum, but not with horses, been around horses all my life, but not much interaction with draft horses.
I would love to learn a bit more about draft horses and want to know what I should look for when it comes to looking for that work horse. I'm really interested in Clydesdale's, I love them, but also interested in Belgium, and Percheron draft horses.
I want a horse that someday I would be able to take back in the woods and haul a log or two at a time, with sure footing, and something that I can just throw a rope around the halter and ride.
I love horses so much and I am training my two riding horses, one for just general horsemanship getting the basics down, and the other for barrel racing. I don't want a horse that I'm going to fight with all the time either, I try to stay within natural techniques, and techniques that let the horse choose what they want to do, but in the direction that I want them in.
I hope you all understand what I mean, let me know what I should look for. There was a 9, almost 10 year old Belgium mare that doesn't have a whole lot of work on her, but was old enough to be knowledge d. The owner has to get rid of her because he got back problems and can do nothing but feed her now and turn her out to pasture. Let me know what I should look out for because I know that drafts are not the same as riding horses.
Thank you very much, any help is greatly appreciated.
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