Whats everyones favourite breed of draft?? - Page 3 - The Horse Forum
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

LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 38 Old 03-20-2011, 02:29 PM
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Nevada City
Posts: 1,613
• Horses: 2
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.
dressagebelle is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 02:07 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern California
Posts: 805
• Horses: 1
Shires baby, with Belgians a close second.
gaelgirl is offline  
post #23 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 09:36 AM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 68
• Horses: 1
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

Suffolk Horse Society
Skipka is offline  
post #24 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 12:38 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 68
• Horses: 1
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.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Suffolks1.jpg (94.8 KB, 143 views)
File Type: jpg Suffolks2.jpg (96.6 KB, 101 views)
File Type: jpg Suffolks3.jpg (86.6 KB, 137 views)
Skipka is offline  
post #25 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 01:05 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,927
• Horses: 0
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.

FeatheredFeet is offline  
post #26 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 01:11 PM
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Saskatchewan
Posts: 13,224
• Horses: 2
Well I had to vote for Haflingers of course, but it makes me sad not to be able to vote for ALL of them.
Golden Horse is offline  
post #27 of 38 Old 03-21-2011, 01:50 PM
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,337
• Horses: 1
I love my Percheron cross and just Percherons in general but I absolutely drool over frieshians.
Whisper22 is offline  
post #28 of 38 Old 04-03-2011, 02:53 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 85
• Horses: 1
Percherons!!! Percherons all the way!!
I love how they pick up their feet when they move!
lovesmyhawse is offline  
post #29 of 38 Old 04-07-2011, 02:31 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Hertfordshire, England
Posts: 11
• Horses: 0
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

avanti is offline  
post #30 of 38 Old 04-07-2011, 03:21 PM
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Texas
Posts: 288
• Horses: 2
I agree with Golden Horse on the comment sad we cant 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!!

"If you talk to the animals they will talk with you and you will know each other. If you do not talk to them you will not know them and what you do not know, you will fear. What one fears, one destroys." - Chief Dan George
jdw is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
hey Ladies: whats your favourite smell? wordstoasong General Off Topic Discussion 20 04-30-2010 06:08 AM
Whats your favourite breed? and why? saxon68 Horse Breeds 56 11-19-2009 10:43 PM
Whats your favourite breed? Miischiief Horse Breeds 4 01-26-2007 05:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome