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    05-20-2011, 10:54 AM
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My first ride on a draft was when I was leasing Duke. They had him in a snaffle and the girl that took me out (now a good friend of mine) asked me if I wanted to canter. At the time I was just getting back into horses but I said sure. He scared the crap outta me, I never thought he was going to stop. After a few hairy rides like that I bought a bridle and switched him to a kimberwick, so nice to have brakes lol. I miss him though went from over 17 hands to 14.2ish.

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    05-20-2011, 12:19 PM
My first draft ride was my cousin's draft cross paint waaaay back in the '60s. That was when the horse bug bit me and I'm returning to the horse world after a 30+ year break with Hugo, a Percheron cross nurse mare foal.

I'm so glad to be back.
    05-21-2011, 05:39 PM
Mine was at horse camp when I was 9 or 10. He was a ginormous Belgian called Donnie, and I rode him bareback. Tiny kid on huge horse. Fun times.
    05-21-2011, 05:56 PM
I rode not a pure draft, she was a Morgan/Belgian. Her trot felt like pure draft =p It wasn't very comfortable. But she was a beauty.
    05-21-2011, 07:25 PM
I rode my barn's draft cross once, a bit of a handful at times, but quite comfy. :)
    07-09-2011, 01:30 PM
Hi! My first ride on a draft was September of last year. Since seeing the Budweiser Clydesdales at Seaworld 7 years ago, I'd dreamed of owning a draft horse. Finally was able to buy my own Clydesdale in September. She's 4 years old(3 at the time) and green broke. My first ride on adraft was on her, bareback with a halter. And it was love at first ride. ;p Although I bought her sight-unseen from the internet, she has turned out to be my dream horse.
    07-09-2011, 07:40 PM
My first ride on a draft was my draft cross's first ride as a 3 yr. Old also.
We've gone from this as an awkward 3 yr. Old:

To this as a gorgeous 6 yr. Old:
    08-09-2011, 09:46 AM
I love the drafts and would consider owning one. First ride was at a local fair as a young teenager and it was exciting!! Nothing but a walk, and slow at that, but for some reason I felt a huge sense of security regardless of the hght and I'm short

Rode a pmu Percheron a few years ago and had that same feeling, only this time I got to w/t/c. Loved it!!
    08-11-2011, 01:57 AM
My first ride on a draft was today. It was also my first ride on my boy, Aires, who is a 2yo percheron/paint cross. We just did some walking around the driveway of the barn where we board (he's WAY green was his fourth ride ever!). I do have to say that he was one of the most comfortable walks I have ridden. It barely felt like I was moving at all. I've seen him trot under saddle with our trainer (on his third ride) and she literally did not move at all.
    08-11-2011, 06:50 AM
I'm hoping a Clydie classes as a Draft? :S
Anyway, last year I rode bareback with a 7 year old (I think) sitting infront of me. :P
This was my first time meeting my second cousins. :)

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