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    03-24-2011, 04:39 PM
Originally Posted by adeberti    
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)
I have a new Shire that is almost 3 and I am just getting her going good. She is 17h and about 1200lbs. Do you have any pictures of your Shire at work? I love seeing the big draft horses doing stuff that many people would never think they could.
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    03-24-2011, 05:02 PM
I imagine the easy answer, to the OP's question, is "Just about anything." We who own any of the Draft breeds, seem to always be asked this question. Just for Gypsies, I put up the following page, but it quite well might apply to many Drafts.


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    04-04-2011, 06:50 PM
I had a job a few years ago where I spent a summer training 16, 3 yr old percheron crosses. I fell in love with perchy types that summer forever! I have recently bought a perch paint cross filly myself. Due to my prior employment, I have`nt been able to work with horses for years now. So I can`t wait to start working with her. I'm not sure about reining and gaming ( I ride english style only), but I am thrilled to hear how pleased you are with your filly!
    04-08-2011, 12:44 AM

Originally Posted by FeatheredFeet    
I imagine the easy answer, to the OP's question, is "Just about anything." We who own any of the Draft breeds, seem to always be asked this question. Just for Gypsies, I put up the following page, but it quite well might apply to many Drafts.


Question Most Often Asked

I love this page!!!! I felt like that is my life! I own a draft cross/QH and when I go to clinic, and a coulple shows I get stared at (espically at the all purpose clinics, where there is a big mix of english and western) by alot of people because she has larger everything than pretty much 95% of the horses there. I just like to have fun, games usally, I would like to start reining some, maybe try some penning or cutting.

I actually had three girls come up to me ( english riders) and say wow I never seen a horse that was part Mule and horse, and they were serious and not just trying to be snotty (even though they were, that wasn't their intentions) I was so offended just because you can't even have PART mule. I simply told the girls that she was part draft horse and they had this look on their face like I was dirt and said ohh because she wasn't pure bred and papered.

I only remember once person that actually stood up for me. She games her horses, runs shows and her daughter games at every show in her league. After doing practice runs of barrels and poles in our clinic class, I finished decently (wasn't being timed) and she said with some more practice, my daughter will have something to watch out for.

I'm glad I stumbbled on this thread because I was begining to feel like I couldn't do anything with her because of what people were saying.
    04-08-2011, 10:59 AM
Lol.... That's funny! I simply don't understand why so many people have a prejudice against draft crosses. I think the majority of them have better gaits than most average horses..... and their temperments simply can't be beat. Also I prefer a draft cross because I am tall with very long legs, and I can ride a draft cross without my feet dangling around the horses knees.
    04-09-2011, 07:29 PM
Yeah tell those snotty English riding youngsters to look to the top end of their own sport and see what the world champions are riding!! Those "warmbloods" that everyones CRAZY for now all almost all started out as draft croses! That is what the term "Warmblood MEANS!! It's a cross between the "Hot blood" Arabs and Thoroughbreds with the Draft horses in order to make a big and stout good natured horse that will excel in whatever direction that you point him in!!

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