In response to why don't we just cross breed? Well, there really isn't a need to start from "scratch". We have a handful of SDHR horses still producing. 2 SDHR foals are expected this year. We also have a few Stonewall foals for 2012 (2 on the ground already). They will be the future of the genepool for the SDHR. We are currently approving and accepting Foundation horses into the registry. Foundation Registration
More info at link above. Our goal is to widen the genetic diversity. Not rely on the remaining bloodlines of the horses left. The remaining horses are all related, but one lone mare. Folks are also welcome to join us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/?ref=tn_tnm...bushDraftHorse
We don't mind answering any questions. By sharing our breed, it helps us help them by getting them out into the public eye. To the person who shared the photo, I appologize if I came off harshly, I'm sorry. You say we've spoken? Do I know you via FB? If anyone feels they may have a horse who qualifies for Foundation registry with the SDHR, you are welcome to submit conformation type photos (side/side/front/back) with no tack (other than halter) or rider to, firstname.lastname@example.org
. Again, we are always open to inquiries about the breed, and questions on them. If anyone would like to learn more about them, you can visit SDHR Home
. To make it clear, these are not a "draft cross", that would be a Stonewall Sport Horse,the SSH are 50% draft, and a cross of Appaloosa to draft. The Sugarbush Draft is a true draft, you don't get 93% draft blood by just a 1 time cross. They are the result of many decades of selective breeding, hard work and the dreams of a dedicated man who put his life into these horses. Those of us with the SDHR mean to make sure that dream he had stays alive.