Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Thinking of Getting a Draft
Hey guys, I am thinking of getting a draft project. I currently usually work with OTTBs but I would like to get a draft to train for a "husband horse"... I have heard stuff like, drafts are easier keepers, or are bad tempered...etc..
So I am looking for any info you can tell me about owning one.
The guy I am looking at is 9 years old, greenbroke, and pasture kept. If I get him, he will be kept in a 24 by 24 but with his own run and daily turnout. He was a board surrender. The stable owner has ridden him a couple times but he needs lots of patience tacking and mounting,she thinks he had a saddle turn on him and it freaked him out. I think it is something that can be worked through with time and patience.
What can you tell me about drafts in general? He is a palomino Belgian.