This is Pearl, a lesson horse at the stables I ride at. She's a 16.2hh full Belgian, very patiently teaching me to jump. These pictures were taken a few years ago (right now she's a wooly mammoth so I will hold off taking pictures until she sheds out )
How have I not seen this thread yet?! I'm madly in love with all your drafts everyone! I particularly love the 'extra wide' drafts, I prefer them a little shorter and thicker
Well here are my draftie monsters!!
This is my mare, she's a Canadian horse only about 15.1 or .2 but quite substantial! She's the love of my life <3
This was her 4th ride ever - I got so sick of waiting for the snow to go away!!
Playing in the snow:
After a bath (she was not amused) :P
My other draft is my Belgian, I just finally bought him about 3 weeks ago. I worked with him for 2 years (starting 3 years ago) at a local carriage company giving tours. When I finally got sick of the job and the lack of care for the horses, I had to quit. I kept reminding his owners I want to buy him, after a year they finally sold him to me. I couldn't be happier :)
This was us about 2 year ago when we worked for the carriage company (I loved to hop on for a few minutes when we got out early!!)
This was him on arrival to my house 3 weeks ago - He looked terrible ;-;
Enjoying a paddock for the first time in a very long time!
Taking him for a walk around the barn (to see his size I'm about 5ft)
This is my mom and I on a Mother's Day ride in 2012. I own a VERY tall 8 year old haflinger named Sonny. We measured him last fall and he stands at 15.2. I use him for trail and daily pleasure riding. My mom is on the rescue draft that my BO owns. She got him from a group that rescues amish plow horses before they go to slaughter. He is amazing on trails and just loves all the attention he gets.