Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Clarksville, TN
• Horses: 0
hi what a beauty...
Well this is a lot of horse and much lower tempered than an arab.
So keep in ind, they kinda work like a diesel engin, they need some time to warm up ,but when they go they go and hardly unstoppable then.
Where in general other horses are faster soft they take their time to wrm up, does not mean they can't get soft in the hands and legs, but they really take soem time with it.
Plus they are not very soft nerved, wich is good for what they are doing but makes it harder to train them. They need be even tempered not as high strung as an (e.g)arab.
They have more mass to move wich makes it a little harder.
But that is ok,
Make sure you take your time to teach him and give him enough time to get his muscles soft, so he can gently follow your cues.
My cousin owns two Shire, and they are nice horses and sweet, but a lot to move....
But quik to learn, clydes are not that different...
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