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    02-24-2011, 05:45 PM
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Foal
What are drafts best known for under saddle

My girl is a 4 year old Percheron/Paint. She is so amazing and willing to do anything to please me. She is doing so well under saddle for me. We do a little english and western pleasure, trail riding, and just goofing off. I have some friends that do reigning and gaming. I think that would be fun, but I have never seen a draft do those things. What do you guys think...
     
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    02-24-2011, 06:13 PM
  #2
Showing
I have a percheron mare, and she's very versatile. An excellent trail mount because of her sure-footednsess, great feet and temperament...Starting Western Pleasure, I think she'll do will because of her slow gaits. Once I get a girth to fit her, I'll also try her in English Pleasure/HUS. Every horse is different, but she doesn't have the speed for gaming/reining.
     
    02-24-2011, 08:39 PM
  #3
Foal
I don't planning on reining/gaming for competition. We have play days out here where I bunch of us horse nuts get together and do it just for fun. I just don't want to do anything to hurt her. I feel so ADHD when it comes to her because I want to do a little bit of everything. Thank God she is such a good level headed girl. She tries her best no matter what I have asked of her so far. She really enjoys patterns with lots of gait changes, serpentens and figure eights. I think she would make a good dressage horse, I just don't have the self discipline it takes.
     
    03-05-2011, 11:46 PM
  #4
Foal
I have never owned a draft but this past year I met a very talented draft horse. He was a belgian/QH cross and of all the places I met him at a rodeo. He was first used to rope off of and then he was used to move the bulls back out of the arena during the bull riding. His owner said that he used him for all kinds of different things. My guess is that you and your horse could do very well in gaming and reining especially since your horse is part paint.
     
    03-06-2011, 03:36 AM
  #5
Foal
Oh I just mentioned about draft crosses in showjumping in another thread...im sure your horse and you can have fun doing whatever you want who cares if no one else is doing it on a draft cross
     
    03-06-2011, 11:08 AM
  #6
Green Broke
I plan on leasing a Clyd/Paint gelding, I've already been working with him.
I'm retraining him for games, starting him on jumps (I'll still be riding western though..since I don't do English), and hopefully get some foundations down and enter him in a few reining and team penning classes with him. I'll have to persuade my BO to take us, but nonetheless. :p
At all the fairs and shows I've gone to, I only see the drafts in English pleasure though. I'm sure they can do just about anything though.(:
Good luck.
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    03-08-2011, 01:45 AM
  #7
Weanling
Tink1229 where in Oregon are you? I am from Newberg, but I live in Redmond :)
     
    03-09-2011, 01:02 AM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Starlite    
Tink1229 where in Oregon are you? I am from Newberg, but I live in Redmond :)

Hey Starlight, I live in Oregon too. Always nice to "Meet" a fellow Oregonian. :)
     
    03-09-2011, 02:13 AM
  #9
Weanling
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Originally Posted by SidMit    
Hey Starlight, I live in Oregon too. Always nice to "Meet" a fellow Oregonian. :)
lol, before I even read what you wrote..I looked at your avatar and thought "that looks like the Oregon Coast!"..

Yes, nice to "meet" you too.
     
    03-24-2011, 03:54 PM
  #10
Foal
6yr old Shire

I have an almost 6yrs Shire (close to 18h and 1800lbs at least) and aside from trail riding (gotta watch out for low branches) we do:

-ranch/team sorting: good gate horse, and pretty good at picking off cows (still need to work on quick turns). Yes, cows have tried going under him.
-team penning: usually used as the back horse
-actual cow drives:...good vantage point to see where the cows are (especially if you stand on the saddle...)
-Extreme cowboy competitions: does well, although he is at a disadvantage for certain obstacle due to his size (spinning in a square, backing between obstacles)
     

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