Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: British Columbia
• Horses: 0
Well then - congrats and enjoy the waiting game :) I say that because unfortunately with a draft/light mix you won't know what you get till the getting is over :) Most pure breeds or even some mixed breeds by the time they are about 2 or 3 you have a good idea of how they are going to end up. But with a clyde X - you won't know until they are done growing both up and out. There are months you will think he is taking after more the light horse side, and then suddenly the upward growth will stop and the outward growth will continue.
A close friend of mine bought a half/half clyde/tb mix, and looking at him you would think he's closer to 3/4 clyde and 1/4 tb, but if you look at my half/half clyde/tb, if you don't look at the size of his feet or his white bling, you wouldn't suspect clyde in there at all.
Many of my clyde friends and those that also have mixes, say if you want something more refined then the dam needs to be the heavier of the two horses, if you have a sire that is the clyde - then they say the baby will end up being a heavier set horse.
It will be interesting for you, its like a new Christmas present each and every month. Take lots of photos. I look back now on my full clyde's baby pictures and think - oh my god what the hell did I see in that. But to see him in his mid life glory he is absolutely stunning.
What are you hoping for in the end and what are you wanting to eventually use him for?