Anybody drive their drafts?
I've always loved the look of a draft team in harness. I noticed a lot of people on here ride drafts, but does anyone drive or work them? Share pictures, please! :D
Here are a few pictures of a 2 horse hitch and an 8 horse hitch
taken at the Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver BC August 2010
I don't have a whole real lot to do with them, but my dad sorta likes to play farm with his Percherons.
First three are him and his team with my sister driving at the Plowing match (she'd just been 'crowned' Queen of the Furrow-that's why she has a tiara on). She can't drive worth a sh** :lol:
The two tiny ones are the three hitched to the cultivator this fall.
Nice Percherons Pintophile
Awesome pictures, both of you.
CountryWoman, where'd you take those?
And pintophile, that's really cool that you plow and do farmwork with them!
We drive our Belgians. We use them for logging, hayrides, weddings, making our own hay, we've plowed with them before, and we use to compete in horse pulls. Our horses are WORK horses first and pleasure/riding horses second.
Oh how I miss driving a team of blacks (percherons) The thing I miss the most is the sound of the chains clinking as we're goin down the road, or field.
Will be training my 1 1/2 colt to drive here asap!!
Me too! Sam's 17 months old, so next summer we'll be driving and in the fall I hope to do a little under saddle work at the walk.
Yeah, I've looked at your Sam, what a good lookin boy! I saw that you're expecting, but if you're not too far along to where you would really worry about getting hurt, you could start training him now even. When my dad bought his first team, they were 6 months old and already trained to drive. Granted I'm sure they weren't pulling anything but the previous owner drove them out of the barn for dad to see them. Of course dad could have been exaggerating (sp) the age of the girls.
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