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post #441 of 592 Old 03-20-2014, 07:00 PM
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LOVE all the photos, y'all! :) Half drafts are the most beautiful horses out there.

“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare
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post #442 of 592 Old 03-20-2014, 07:01 PM
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@kiltsrhott : Those feathers are amazing!! How do you keep them so white?! :)

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post #443 of 592 Old 03-20-2014, 07:25 PM
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@kiltsrhott : Those feathers are amazing!! How do you keep them so white?! :)
Thanks! Honestly, I don't do much beyond a weekly dry brushing. I just happen to have one of those horses that stays relatively clean. We also have fairly good mud management this year, with stone dust footing in their paddocks, and we only let the horses out on pasture when the footing is solid. If we didn't do it this way my Urs would be brown instead of black and white, and our pastures would be mud pits with no grass. I'm just glad Ursula doesn't have a white tail because she goes to the bathroom in it! D:

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post #444 of 592 Old 03-20-2014, 11:03 PM
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I finally got a loose ring snaffle to fit my boy. I've been riding him in a full cheek since that's all I had to fit but I never really liked full cheeks (or D-rings, or eggbutts LOL). Since he's in the snaffle for now, I figured I needed something to fit him that we'd both like a bit better. Got one of these
Amazon.com: JP KORSTEEL Copper Oval Link Loose Ring Snaffle Bit, 6": Sports & Outdoors

And he really likes it.




Just some random pics of our ride today




And his most common reaction to "scary" things. He'll really arch his neck and look really pretty, blow a few times while he's walking up to it and then, when he decides that it probably won't eat him, he says "Oh, just let me stand on it or walk over/through/into it. That'll show it for trying to scare me." Goober LOL



And a little short video from his back. Sorry that I have the camera turned sideways, but that's basically the only way to get a good view of his neck. LOL. Also, sorry for the wind noise, but this is the first actual non-windy day we've had.
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post #445 of 592 Old 03-24-2014, 12:32 AM
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Ok I have to join in, a cpl weeks ago I just got my first ever half draft. He is a 14 yr, 17hh, 1750lb Perch/QH. I am in love! He looks more like a Friesian then anything but he is a super fast learner, can be a little stud-ish and spooky but I love his personality!
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post #446 of 592 Old 03-26-2014, 05:22 PM
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This is my grade mare Sparrow, a QH-Perch cross. She's actually more QH with her dam being full QH and her sire being QH-Perch cross himself, but she's definitely still got those draft genetics. Definitely very sweet and docile disposition, but she's got that huge shoulder and roundness that makes saddle slipping a recurring issue we have. :P

But I digress, I love her to death. <3









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post #447 of 592 Old 03-26-2014, 05:35 PM
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She's such a beauty!!

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
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post #448 of 592 Old 03-27-2014, 06:49 PM
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I want to run up and snuggle with her! Adorable.

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post #449 of 592 Old 03-30-2014, 10:37 PM
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My belgian x paint Dodger and I expanding our bridle-less feats lol!
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post #450 of 592 Old 04-14-2014, 05:42 PM
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WOW. Can I just say that again? Wow. Amazing!

You guys have some beautiful horses!!

“When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ” ~ William Shakespeare
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