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    05-08-2009, 07:34 PM
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Foal
Need Some Help

Hey, im new to this and theres 3 horses im interested in, Shire, Clydesdale and the Irish Draught, I want to be able to ride it and I have help and she has a Frasien (think that's how you spell it). Im looking to find out the advantages and dis-advantages to these horses, all help is appreciated.

Cheers,
Keith
     
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    05-09-2009, 06:45 PM
  #2
Foal
Bad question?
     
    05-09-2009, 06:47 PM
  #3
Trained
It depends on what kind of riding you want to do. Those horses are built MORE for pulling and work like that. That does not mean they can not be ridden.. Tack may be more difficult to find and I believe larger horses need different diets though I'm not positive positive.
     
    05-09-2009, 09:45 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
It depends on what kind of riding you want to do. Those horses are built MORE for pulling and work like that. That does not mean they can not be ridden.. Tack may be more difficult to find and I believe larger horses need different diets though I'm not positive positive.
I want to ride it (Exactly why I want it, but i'd love it to be big as the one I like) What do you mean kind of riding? Sorry, im not very experienced in the field of horses.
     
    05-09-2009, 09:49 PM
  #5
Trained
They are fine for riding, but for a draft is not really going to be the ideal pick if say you want to compete in HUS or jumping or speed events. If you're just playing around and doing low level things/trails/not too worried about being super competitive they are good horses. The ones I met have been very smart and fun to ride.

I meant what discipline are you planning on riding (English, Western or Barrel Racing, Jumping, Dressage, etc)
     
    05-09-2009, 09:54 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove    
They are fine for riding, but for a draft is not really going to be the ideal pick if say you want to compete in HUS or jumping or speed events. If you're just playing around and doing low level things/trails/not too worried about being super competitive they are good horses. The ones I met have been very smart and fun to ride.

I meant what discipline are you planning on riding (English, Western or Barrel Racing, Jumping, Dressage, etc)

Thanks for the info mate. I only know what english riding is though. Never herd of the rest, atall. Need to look into them.
     
    05-10-2009, 07:12 PM
  #7
Foal
Well can people say they're fave and why?
     
    05-11-2009, 05:59 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Western is more a speed event so Barrels and Flags also Bending and Key Hole are other types of Western events.

Barrels Course:

     
    05-11-2009, 11:35 AM
  #9
Trained
My favorite breed for what I do is a quarter horse (more foundation style than the new ones with TB in them). I like their versatility and mind.

Im also a fan of arabs, draft crosses, TBs and swanky sport horses lol

For me, I like different breeds for different disciplines. At the moment though, I am doing a bit of everything with my quarter horse.
     
    05-11-2009, 08:41 PM
  #10
Started
Maybe look into a draft cross instead a full draft. They'd have the height you're looking for but they'd be a little bit lighter with a bit more versatility - the horses you mentioned are, like SD said, built for pulling and working, require specially made tack and some other different things. They are -wonderful- horses, but I would say go with something a bit lighter for a first horse, especially one you're learning on. :]
     

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