Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Tag: Draft

Celebrating Draft Horses! Part 4

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Draft power!!  This month on YourDressage, we are celebrating the mighty Draft Horse and Draft Crosses of all kinds.  Dressage riders who choose Drafts...

To Fall in Love with a Giant

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I still remember walking into the barn and seeing a newly arrived American Shire named Echo Valley Nash in the stall across the aisle from my horse.  I had never seen one in person and at two years old, he was at least 16.2h and 1,500lbs.  He was black as night with a wide blaze that swept over his left eye like a dodo bird.  He had silky white feathers covering all four legs, an undocked tail as thick as the jungle, and feet the size of 7-inch dinner plates. He was absolutely majestic, and I was enamored by him.

Belle of the Ball – A Cinderella Shire

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When I said I wanted a draft horse, Belle isn’t what I imagined. I did not intend to actually bid on her, but spontaneously hit her bid button while sitting on my couch at home. And then, no one bid after me.

All Jazz’Dup

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All Jazz'Dup, or Jazz as we call him, is my 15-year-old Warmblood x Draft cross. He is the epitome of the Draft breed to me: kind, gentle, patient, and always willing to try. Dressage doesn't exactly come naturally to a big drafty gelding like Jazz, but he sure puts in the effort and I'm thankful everyday for this absolute love of a horse.

Celebrating Draft Horses! Part 2

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Draft power!!  This month on YourDressage, we are celebrating the mighty Draft Horse and Draft Crosses of all kinds.  Dressage riders who choose Drafts...
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