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  1. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    I recently adopted a 20 year old Belgian draft horse. He was an amish rescue, and is underweight. His teeth have been checked, recently, he was dewormed, and according to all I've been told, is healthy as. Well, a horse. I might be being impatient-but I have yet to see any significant progress...
  2. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hey everyone! I have an almost 2 year old Belgian cross filly. I got her unhandled and she has been so good with training, but she can be pretty lazy. What I am struggling with is when leading she lags behind me so bad that my arm is outstretched behind me all the way while walking. She does...
  3. Horses for Sale, Lease, Loan & Wanted
    Hi all! I’m searching for a Belgian, I am in TN but open to travelling within reason! These are the basics I’m looking for: Mare or gelding 4-15 years 17h+ Broke to ride (trails, around the farm, etc.) Sound/little or no “extra” maintenance Well mannered on the ground and under saddle...
  4. Horse Health
    Hello all you lovely people. I've come once more to ask your thoughts and advice. This time around, on stringhalt. My friend and I recently worked together to save a horse from going to auction where he would mostly end up going for meat. This boy is only 4 years old and a draft cross. He has...
  5. Horse Health
    *Please read whole post before commenting. I started my two mares on haylage a week ago because they were having respiratory issues and the vet recommended. Got the botulism vaccines, eased them into it, no big deal. Everything is fed from nets/feeders with 1.25"-1" nets and is on a track...
  6. Horse Conformation Queries and Critique
    This is "Bodacious" he is a 3yr old 1/2 percheron 1/2 qh. I quite like the way he looks but just wondering what everyone's thoughts on his conformation are :)
  7. Horses for Sale, Lease, Loan & Wanted
    I am looking for a warmblood/heavy breed for my trainer, She wants something younger (around 6-14) Some requirements.. -Upcoming jumping prospect (doesn’t have to be jumping extremely high just enough for some local shows/ 2’6) —Any color -At least 16+hh -Age between 6-14 -Easy jump/ Round and...
  8. General Off Topic Questions & Discussion
    Clydesdale car Hey guys, me and my family own a Clydesdale horse called Gimine and some other mares. Just a few days ago, I went to run an errand when I found Gimine sitting on the roof of our Skoda Octavia, his forward feet on the bonnet of the car. Upon closer inspection I realised that he...
  9. Driving
    Hi there. My name is Will and this is my first post here on this forum. We (my wife and I) live in the middle of British Columbia, Canada and we are working on our idea/dream to crisscross Canada, (make it a ten year during trip as we think now) with a team of draft (draught) horses pulling a...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I have a 4 year old Percheron Cross that I've been working with for awhile now. I've done alot of Clinton Anderson, Stacy Westfall, John Lyons training with him. He responds very well when we are in a controlled situation such as in a known space, like the roundpen or around the property. If he...
  13. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    Hey guys! I just got a Garrano/Creme Draft/Percheron mix and was wondering how big you guys think he will get?? His mama was the Garrano at 14.3 and we don't know how big his dad was because we have never seen him (or the owners before) they did blood test him and it came out creme draft and...
  14. Draft Horses
    My mother in law has been working on her farm for about a year now and finished construction on the barn about 6 months ago. She got two Belgian drafts from a rescue and brought them out to the land. The pasture is full of fescue and is lush and healthy. After about a week on the grass(which...
  15. Horse Breeds, Registrations and Brands
    Hi, I have a yearling who is 3/4 quarter horse and 1/2 Belgian. I am curious as to what other people's horses of around the same breeding look like. So please post some photos below :-)
  16. Ridden Showing, Hunter/Jumper, Equitation
    I have a spotted draft mare that I plan on taking to our first "big" show in a couple weeks. I would like to show her english and western since in my opinion, and my trainers, she is a great all around mare. Question is how do I need to do her mane for these classes? Her mane is thick and down...
  17. Grooming, clipping, bathing & equipment used
    As a new half draft owner I am unsure of what to do for showing. After owning a half arab with a pretty thick but short mane for the past 3 years i always went with traditional button braids or rosette braids. With my new mare she has a long mane that goes down past her neck, which i love to...
  18. Horse Feeds, Feeding and Nutrition
    My Percheron lives on a bermuda pasture and has free feed salt blocks, free feed 12:12 mineral and clean water with electrolytes. I have been feeding him the same as my smaller horses (giving him a rice bran feed with calcium, minerals, etc.) daily, but I'm worried that I am not feeding him the...
  19. Plus Sized Riders
    Hello All! I am extremely nervous about getting back in the saddle, and would love some advice and reassurance! Here is the situation: -I have had no horrible falls. -Just started working at a small backyard barn in trade for board (looking for a horse). -Owner wants me to ride a couple of...
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