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.
Lizzie 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.