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  • Stubborn clydesdales
  • Are clydesdales stubborn to ride

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    11-03-2012, 07:01 PM
Originally Posted by TheLastUnicorn    
Oh my God, I want!!!
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    11-03-2012, 07:06 PM
Originally Posted by DarenC1    
Actually, I think my right leg popped back in after the ride! Lol
I know EXACTLY what you mean. I have to abseil down his body when I get off. Ordinary horse people tell me to 'jump' but you know, not one of them has taken up the challenge to give him a go!
    11-03-2012, 09:51 PM
Originally Posted by Bluebird    
She is a beautiful mare. Never seen a Clydesdale with as much roan. Looks beautiful!I know exactly what you mean about 'not doing something if they don't care to do it'. Seems to be a Clydesdale trait and I get so much grief from other horse owners at the yard telling me I need to be firmer and 'make him do it'. Making him do it doesn't work for Patrick, just makes him more stubborn and when you got a 1 ton horse at 18.1 hh refusing to do something, guess who usually wins....yep me...because I change my mind and make him do something else....works every time....LOL
The extent of her sabino is not common, but very striking. I have a hunch that she may also carry splash - one day I might test for it.

We tried the "make her do it" route... It got a bit ugly (draft sized hysterics... Not fun) . Figured it was time to get smarter, not tougher - worked like a charm. Normally this mare is very willing to try, but tick her off and it's a whole other game. I find going at things softly and confidently is definitely the way to go. I have had her since she wa about 15 months old, definitely one of my favorite horses!
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    11-04-2012, 02:33 AM
Originally Posted by Bluebird    
I know EXACTLY what you mean. I have to abseil down his body when I get off. Ordinary horse people tell me to 'jump' but you know, not one of them has taken up the challenge to give him a go!
Yeah, they talk a big game....
    11-04-2012, 03:18 PM
Originally Posted by xeventer17    
So here's the deal. I am absolutely determined to get my boyfriend to ride, even just once. However, being not super into horses, he's decided that he only wants to ride a Clydesdale (Don't ask me why, probably has something to do with the fact that they're associated with beer xD). Now I am not against riding draft type horses at all, however, I know it's not really common practice, especially in my area. I'm super determined though because he's made a deal with me that I can teach him to ride if he gets to ride a Clydesdale.

So yeah, long story short, I was just wondering if any of you have a Clydesdale whom you ride, or know people who do. I'm especially interested in people who live in southeastern Pennsylvania, cause that's where I am xD
Ridden Clydesdales at the Royal Highland Show 2010 - YouTube
Enjoy the Video!
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