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hflmusicislife 12-18-2010 08:12 PM

Belgian WB/Belgian Draft?
 
I was just wondering, is there a difference between Belgian Warmbloods and Belgian Drafts? I've heard both, but a lot of people just say "belgian" so I'm not quite sure if they're the same or not... Thanks in advance :)

Supermane 12-18-2010 08:18 PM

They are pretty different when you look at them. Belgian Warmbloods are sport horses used for dressage and jumping and Belgian Drafts are used for pulling.

http://www.theequinest.com/images/belgian-draft-5.jpg
Draft

http://cowboyfrank.net/fortvalley/br...nWarmblood.jpg
Warmblood

hflmusicislife 12-18-2010 08:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supermane (Post 856743)
They are pretty different when you look at them. Belgian Warmbloods are sport horses used for dressage and jumping and Belgian Drafts are used for pulling.

http://www.theequinest.com/images/belgian-draft-5.jpg
Draft

http://cowboyfrank.net/fortvalley/br...nWarmblood.jpg
Warmblood


But can you tell the difference without looking at a straight draft/wb? I'm asking because when I bought my mare 2 years ago, her previous owner told me she was a qh/tb/welsh pony/belgian, but I'm not sure which type of Belgian. I have her bloodlines from her sire's side back about 10 generations, but they were all Welsh ponies. Her dam was an Appendix/Belgian (I have a picture, as she's on a website with pics of her sire) but I'd like to know if she's technically WB or Draft.

Supermane 12-18-2010 09:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hflmusicislife (Post 856788)
But can you tell the difference without looking at a straight draft/wb? I'm asking because when I bought my mare 2 years ago, her previous owner told me she was a qh/tb/welsh pony/belgian, but I'm not sure which type of Belgian. I have her bloodlines from her sire's side back about 10 generations, but they were all Welsh ponies. Her dam was an Appendix/Belgian (I have a picture, as she's on a website with pics of her sire) but I'd like to know if she's technically WB or Draft.

When most people say Belgian they mean the draft.

hflmusicislife 12-18-2010 09:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Supermane (Post 856798)
When most people say Belgian they mean the draft.

Oh okay. Thanks!

vikki92 12-19-2010 08:07 PM

I have a Qaurter horse/Belgian (his mother was a belgian Draft)
his name is Thunder

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5187881_n.jpg

hflmusicislife 12-19-2010 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vikki92 (Post 857679)
I have a Qaurter horse/Belgian (his mother was a belgian Draft)
his name is Thunder

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5187881_n.jpg

Awh! He's cute! :)

hflmusicislife 12-19-2010 08:18 PM

Oh, by the way, if anyone would like to see my mare's dam (the appendix/belgian) and see if she looks draft or WB, she's on here.
http://www.katylanesportponies.com/flurriesfoals.html
Scroll down, and her name is Frosty. The pictures of that horses is my mare's full brother :D

vikki92 12-19-2010 08:20 PM

thank you :-)

smrobs 12-19-2010 08:53 PM

Yep, what I have noticed is that when people are talking about the Belgian Draft horse, they shorten the name to Belgian and when they are talking about a warmblood of any type, they usually either use the full name or just call them a Warmblood.


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