What do you use you're drafts for?

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What do you use you're drafts for?

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    02-05-2009, 01:58 PM
What do you use you're drafts for?

I'm curious about what everybody uses their drafts for. So lets get ta talking about it
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    02-05-2009, 04:17 PM
Well by the time im done with both my babies they will be ridding horses, for trail rides, my belgian is now being used to work for the amish. I get to bring him home on valentines day. Im so excited
    02-05-2009, 04:23 PM
Aww yay! The drafts I ride, I ride them in english.
    02-05-2009, 05:35 PM
Always in the past, we have used all of our draft horses and mules for farm work (plowing, planting, cutting, baling). Very 1800's, I know but all our equipment is horse drawn. Tractors are just too expensive and horses are more reliable. John was going to be a farm pulling horse until his mate died. Now he is a riding horse and eventually will be used to pull a cart just for fun. I may get a mate for him eventually but I don't know
    02-05-2009, 08:50 PM
I just bought an 18hh Belgian that--provided he is actually as well broke as his previous owners said he is, lol--will be my main trail horse. I've always wanted to see the world from that height. :)
    02-05-2009, 09:58 PM
My guy is a 4 yr. Old 17.3+ draft cross and I'm using him for trail right now but hope to do some low level "old lady" eventing in the future! I would also like to teach him to pull a cart or wagon if I can find someone to teach us. Oh, and he's such a sweetie that I use him to give "pony" rides to kids at a yearly autistic summer camp! If they are talking, they want to ride "the big one."
    02-06-2009, 01:23 AM
Mostly driving, but I ride her occasionally.
    02-06-2009, 01:00 PM
Just pleasure riding :)
    02-12-2009, 08:58 PM
I have a 17.2/3 Clyde/TB that is an eventer/field hunter and I occasionally do jumpers with (mostly for fun when there are no events in our area). We did once take 2nd at a 2'6" jumper show in the SPEED class lol! Only b/c everyone else went SO fast their turns were huge, whereas we trotted our turns b/c at his size, jumpers is not our forte! LOL! We can do 3'6" easily.....at a hand gallop in a straight line! ;)
    02-12-2009, 10:16 PM
Riding is what I would use mine for.

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