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    06-19-2012, 02:20 PM
  #51
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Originally Posted by Bodi    
I had to go back and look. Poor Belle is docked just as short as Wix. I actually one year took joined tail hair from a Haflinger/Belgian cross, and my Morgan, a couple sections of binder twine, braiding, and tied a mini swish in for Wix like that one year. She had just enough tail hair for me to make one thin small tight braid and I had to work with that to keep the hair on. While I worried about her hanging it up on stuff, at the same time I thought anything had to be better than what she has.

We actually learned where to do it from our first team of mares. Those girls could grow thick, swishy tails, yet were still docked that if they needed to show, a little cutting here and there and you had a nice cleaned up horse again.

It irritates me like you wouldn't believe when they just give them nubs. Now that I think is not very nice.
Here was my first attempt at creating a tail for her with bailing twine.....too time intensive for something that didn't last. I now bought one of those three pieces of long cloth things that you braid into the tail and leave to hang.....it works best, but slides off eventually and needs to be readjusted.
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    06-19-2012, 02:33 PM
  #52
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Originally Posted by jaydee    
The kladruber looks to have a very similar build to the irish draft but the head looks quite different. The ID's have changed an awful lot over the years and much lighter than they used to be to make them more useable as competition/riding horses but they are still a wonderful breed.
Yes, they might look similar as long as you look at just a photos . In fact Irish Draft is much younger breed (isn't it?), while the first kladruber stud was founded in 1579 (year before Lipiza stud). Kladrubers are different shaped in their bodies - if you "cut the horse in half" (as the girth is) kladruber would be round "O" as an original bred carosier while Irish draft is more like "0" as the saddle horses are. Hope my explanation is not much confusing , I know my English is not the best and some things are just difficult to describe.

Irish draft is, I'd say, more like our Czech Warmblood (originally bred for light work in agriculture, during world war changed more to a saddle type (by thoroughbred stallions) and finally used and selected as a modern sport horse). Except that CT (Czech warmblood - Český teplokrevník) is usually not white (thats what I liked about Irish draft horses as a girl - I read about them in a book and I was like "awww, a white princesses horse, so cute" , today I'd appreciate their performance, but I bet there's not even one Irish draft horse in the Czech Republic).
Adding a photo of a white Czech warmblood.
     
    06-22-2012, 04:41 PM
  #53
Yearling
Took new pix with my girl today! Ignore the whip...hubby had me hold it, and I didn't realize it would look like I was going to smack her xD

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    06-25-2012, 10:59 AM
  #54
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Irish Draft

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Originally Posted by Soulofhorse    
Yes, they might look similar as long as you look at just a photos . In fact Irish Draft is much younger breed (isn't it?), while the first kladruber stud was founded in 1579 (year before Lipiza stud). Kladrubers are different shaped in their bodies - if you "cut the horse in half" (as the girth is) kladruber would be round "O" as an original bred carosier while Irish draft is more like "0" as the saddle horses are. Hope my explanation is not much confusing , I know my English is not the best and some things are just difficult to describe.

Irish draft is, I'd say, more like our Czech Warmblood (originally bred for light work in agriculture, during world war changed more to a saddle type (by thoroughbred stallions) and finally used and selected as a modern sport horse). Except that CT (Czech warmblood - Český teplokrevník) is usually not white (thats what I liked about Irish draft horses as a girl - I read about them in a book and I was like "awww, a white princesses horse, so cute" , today I'd appreciate their performance, but I bet there's not even one Irish draft horse in the Czech Republic).
Adding a photo of a white Czech warmblood.
I can't claim to be an expert on the Irish Draft (Draught in UK) but I think they are believed to trace back to the Irish Hobby but don't seem to have that much resemblance as far as gait goes. Our little mare is closer in height to the original type but over the years they mixed Shire & Clydesdale into them to get a bigger horse but all that feather didn't work well with wet irish land, a lot of the bigger heavier types that I remember from the 70's & 80's did have more feather than our mare does and they were nowhere near as attractive in the head, quite coarse looking, They have mixed a lot of TB in too over the years, the stud book began in 1917 I think but lots of horses were never registered and its only more recently that the breed society has made huge efforts to promote them as a true breed rather than a type. The person I worked for for many years had a 'white' ID mare who carried him safely over any hunt fence he put her at and I did some cross country with her but she would have nothing to do with a coloured show jump. The horse I am riding on my 'avatar' (is that what its called?) was her son, by a TB stallion, he was 17.1 from a 16.1 and 16.2 parents. He could turn his hoof to anything and was a wonderful horse. I can remember a beautiful 'white' stallion called Bantry pearl who was only 16 hands, marvellous temperament.
     
    06-29-2012, 09:15 PM
  #55
Foal
Another one of my 8yo gelding after he hit the spa today for a pedicure.

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    06-30-2012, 12:02 AM
  #56
Foal
Fingerlakes- Your guy is quite the hunk!! Wowza!
     
    07-01-2012, 09:36 AM
  #57
Yearling
I may be a little late but I'd like to intro my yearling filly gypsy...
     
    07-19-2012, 10:46 PM
  #58
Yearling
Friesian cross (Georgian Grande).
5 year old has the blaze, 16.1
4 year old has the star, almost 16.3

Both being trained and conditioned for long distance riding.
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    07-20-2012, 12:36 PM
  #59
Weanling
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i may be a little late but I'd like to intro my yearling filly gypsy...
cutie..love the flowers!
     
    07-20-2012, 02:23 PM
  #60
Yearling
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cutie..love the flowers!
thanks it was my step moms idea lol she's such a hippie but she looks adorable i've gotta say... I have more on my profile :)
     

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