Hi! I'm Lisa and this is officially my first post - but I've been lurking a long while, trying to glean all the information I could before taking the plunge into draughts. So thanks to many of you, I finally did it! :)
Introducing Cisco and Hagrid! Cisco is the Clyde and he's about 8 years old and Hagrid is a percheronX and he's 15! They are totally new to me and I'm so in the honeymoon phase. Nearly everything they do is adorable, even when they won't lead to the barn, sniff *forcefully* at my vest for treats and refuse to break a sweat!
Hi, I have only just joined the forum today. I am a Brit living in Germany and I am just in the process of buying my first horse, he is an 11 year old Mecklenburger Cold Blood (a German working horse), he looks like an Exmoor Pony on steroids, but as Draft horses go he is not very big (big enough for me though), he is approx 15'3", is broken for saddle and driving. I have no decent picture of his so I attach one of the best I have so far. My husband grew up with Grandparents that used working horses on their farms (in the former East Germany) and he knows the breed well and wants to start doing some 'farm work' with him too. He is not a typical heavy/draft horse as he spooks easily and is very sensitive to your mood. He is also incredibly loving and willing. I hope we have many years together, and hope that through this forum I can get help and advice to make our journey even more rewarding. He lives with 2 soon to be 3 Belgians and a Schleswiger Cold Blood, they are all biger than him!DSC00171.jpg