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    06-30-2008, 09:41 PM
Best Giant to Buy?

So i'll soon be looking to buy
Aaaand i'm leaning towards the Draft area haha
Not sure what breed to go with though?
I'm definitely one of those thrill people
Pretty much anyone that rides is???
So def. An athletic breed
Any suggestions???
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    06-30-2008, 11:46 PM
Percheron cross? Drafts tend to be clunky so to add a bit of spark the percheron has some arabian blood. It's got lots of power, is very docile, but it has the get-up-and-go too, esp. If it has some TB or QH thrown in
    06-30-2008, 11:48 PM
Clydesdales! Of all the breeds I find they are the breed that is most build to be a riding horse.

    07-01-2008, 12:06 AM
Ooooo! Clydesdales are so flashy! So adorable. And they really are athletic. When that kind of power is coupled with their willing disposition you get some cool stuff. While you've proven they can go very well under saddle, I still think that their shoulders area bit too upright, though, maybe a cross? Like 3/4 clyde and 1/4 TB? They are also huge and therefore strong and, depending on what you want to do, that might be a detriment. For example, trail riding a 1800 pound animal is great, especially because they rarely spook, but when he does - well, I guess you don't really need those arms...
    07-01-2008, 12:14 AM
I agree with M2G, Clydes seem to be the best choice when it comes to versatility in the draft world! Shires come in at a close second.
    07-01-2008, 04:58 AM
I agree too...I love Clydesdales!!
    07-01-2008, 08:16 AM
I didnt realize how athletic Clydesdales could be!!! The ones I've seen are big clumsy looking horses. They look like a lot of fun.
    07-01-2008, 12:13 PM
Draft horses

I would say Belgians. They are really easy going but can do anything. They are very versitile. :)
    07-01-2008, 12:31 PM
I really like Clydesdales, too.
    07-01-2008, 12:41 PM
Looks like it's a won battle

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