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  1. New to Horses
    Hey guys, I wouldn't say I'm new to horses.. I'm new to choosing bits tho and I would like to hear other peoples thoughts. I have driven horses before for a few years, however I never chose the bit for them. I also never paid attention to the bit that the company used. I'm not sure what type of...
  2. Horse Talk
    Hello everyone, I'm new to the forum. Im wondering if any of you can help me. Im looking into purchasing my first horse trailer, the trailer I found is 7'4" stall height and the width is 6'2".. it's a 3 horse gooseneck. The horse I'm looking into getting is between 17.3hh to 18hh.. I've seen...
  3. Draft Horses
    I am currently writing an article for one of my classes about cost effectiveness of draft horses, or mules, versus tractors. I was wondering if I could get some input from you guys. Thanks in advance for your time and answers. 1 What breed would be best suited for the work? 2 What is average...
  4. Member Journals
    I was not sure where to begin when I opened this thread to to start sharing the Daphne an I's story and then I was looking at a photo...where this big fluffy creature is sticking their tongue out at me...and I sat there and stared at it realizing it had been a month to the day of putting my last...
  5. Horse Riding & Horse Activity
    Hey, I'm brand new on here and I have no clue where to post something like this, haha. :faceshot: I have a percheron mare, and I'm trying to find her former owner. She was taken to the vet to be put down because they couldn't afford her anymore and didn't want her to fall into bad hands (by the...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    My mom purchased a draft horse that allegedly was used as a carriage horse in a two-hitch set up before he was a group trail horse. The gal she bought him from never bothered to buy a headstall for him and just rode him in his halter. The last time I rode Tiny out on the canals in his halter I...
  7. Horse Health
    Hello, I came across this draft gelding today who has a very dull coat and appears to be having some issues shedding out (as evident by the large clumps of hair still remaining). I am unsure of his age but I would estimate him to be probably 13+ years. The owner claims they have de-wormed him...
  8. Horse Breeds
    My 4 year old Percheron was bred on may 1 and 2 2013 she is not at 336 days shes bagging up and her vulva was very normal it was pushed out yesterday she was breathing heavy and had a lot of fetal movement now today her vulva is loose and kind of sucked in i will post the link to a website i...
  9. Draft Horses
    Hello there!:D I have been around horses pretty much my entire life! I grew up with my family owning a Quarter Horse and when I turned 10, my parents purchased a Quarter X Welsh for my birthday gift. (Best parents ever!):wink: Anyways, our family horse was put down when I was still in high...
  10. Draft Horses
    To my knowledge, docking tails in horses is illegal in the UK so I guess they just show the horses naturally. But in the States, or wherever else you're all from, what's the deal with docking? Do show horses HAVE to be docked? Can they enter a show with a full tail - both in-hand, driven and...
  11. Horse Stories and Poems
    So I work for a non-profit Animal Assisted Therapy program and I was recently trying to think of creative ways to raise money. We have a 17.3hh draft horse that would love to go out in our 100 acres, but we will have to get new fencing.... hints the fund raising. Anyways long story short...
  12. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I just recently purchased a Belgian mare that is trained to ride and drive. When I asked her owner what type of bit he used on her, he said snaffle. He indicated to me that she is not trained to neck rein, only direct rein because she drives. I have purchased a draft bridle and measured her for...
  13. Horses for Sale
    Looking to buy a percheron or other type of draft horse 16-18hh, 4-10 years, ridable (for trails) within 3 hours of Dallas, Tx. Price under $2800. Please send pics and/or video. Thanks!
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