Originally Posted by BackInTheSaddleAgain
I'm partial to the drafts, myself. I would get a new-age built shire, maybe. They're the show-stoppers, often 'bombproof' without training, calm, smart, and often think before reacting.
Sorry, but I hate to see statements such as this. Certainly, Drafts as a whole, tend to be more quiet and steady than many other breeds, but they are all still horses. All can still be of slightly different temperaments and all can be dangerous. None are born trained, as some seem to think.
In Gypsies, we often see websites stating that the breed is "Golden Retrievers with Hooves". So silly to say such things. Newbies might expect something the breed is not. Of course we love our Gypsies for their wonderful, unflappable temperament and work ethic, but they are still horses, need training and respect. Strangely enough, I was just watching a movie last night, of a Shire show. One horse in the ring was leaping about wildly, almost lifting his handler off the ground. Unusual yes, but just doing what any breed might do.