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Author Topic: Draft Breeds - Input?
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  cattlecait
 
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Draft Breeds - Input?    (Posted Wed, Jan 19 '11 at 09:49 UTC)

My husband and I would like to raise draft horses after college (you might see a similar post under the Sheep forum) for farm work and pulling competitions. Does anyone have experience with these breeds, and can you give us some input?

Suffolk
American Cream
Shire

Thank you!

 big papa
 folsom (temporarily)
Re: Draft Breeds - Input?    (Posted Tue, Jan 24 '12 at 11:51 UTC)

I used to log with Belgians and they were really mild natured as awhole. I had a suffolk for a while and she was the sweetest horse I ever worked, but seem to have a little less heart for that line of work. You could do anything else you wanted with her though. Had areal nice Perchron that would pull your house down,along with the belgians. I guess what I am saying is you need to decide how much logging you plan to do.Most draft breeds I think can do the job you ask them if there not soured or lazy, I've had afew. Ask to see them pull in the log woosa to be sure. I hope I didn't confuse you more. Good Luck Big Papa

jeffrey a zander
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