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Whats everyones favourite breed of draft??

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View Poll Results: Favourite Heavy Horse
Belgian 10 8.62%
Brabant 4 3.45%
Clydesdale 25 21.55%
Fresians 16 13.79%
Gypsies 9 7.76%
Haflingers 6 5.17%
Percheron 21 18.10%
Shire 12 10.34%
Suffolk Punch 1 0.86%
Other 12 10.34%
Voters: 116. You may not vote on this poll

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    03-20-2011, 03:29 PM
I had to pick Shires, because I have wanted one for as long as I can remember. I also love the gypsy's, but shires have been my favorite. I love their huge feathering, big stocky legs and dinner plate feet, and their soft quiet eyes and disposition.
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    03-21-2011, 03:07 AM
Shires baby, with Belgians a close second.
    03-21-2011, 10:36 AM
Definitely the Suffolk Punch. My old mare is a Suffolk / cob cross and doing great at 30+ years of age. She's not ridden now but makes a great companion horse - gentle, sweet natured and what we call in the UK a 'good doer' (does well on little feed!).

They are an endangered breed now. To see more about them please follow this link

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    03-21-2011, 01:38 PM
Since posting my last message I found these photos I took of some Suffolks at a ploughing demonstation in Herefordshire, UK, about 6 years ago.
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    03-21-2011, 02:05 PM
So glad you brought up the SP. Lovely old breed. I happened to read this on the news a couple of days ago.

New Suffolk Punch arrival at Banham Zoo - Farming news - Eastern Daily Press

I always like to see little SPs born. There are a few around the world, trying to save this (now) rare breed.

    03-21-2011, 02:11 PM
Well I had to vote for Haflingers of course, but it makes me sad not to be able to vote for ALL of them.
    03-21-2011, 02:50 PM
I love my Percheron cross and just Percherons in general but I absolutely drool over frieshians.
    04-03-2011, 03:53 PM
Percherons!!! Percherons all the way!!
I love how they pick up their feet when they move!
    04-07-2011, 03:31 PM
Irish Draught Horses

I voted Irish Draught, and here are mine
Avanti Amorous Archie RID Stallion

His Mummy Avanti Racey Gracie RID

And Aunty Avanti Gregarious Gloria RID

    04-07-2011, 04:21 PM
I agree with Golden Horse on the comment sad we can't vote them all!! I had
No idea about some of these (like the Irish Draught and the Suffolk Punch;
Superb animals!!) great breeds. They all have their definite contributing
Factors!! Thanks for the pics, all!!

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