Poll

Draft Horse Fans

Have you ever owned a draft horse or draft-cross?

Yes
58%
427
No
42%
310

Total votes cast: 737

Comments & Write-in Answers

Fjords

11/3/2013 8:15:15 PM

I raise beautiful Pure Shire horses. Would own no other breed!

11/3/2013 2:00:40 PM

Looking for one though.

11/3/2013 7:19:22 AM

But I've ridden an 18.3h Clydesdale,and he bucked me off *OUCH!*

11/2/2013 5:38:56 PM

I have ridden a couple though.

11/2/2013 1:56:12 PM

Percheron...she was the best breed I've ever owned!

11/2/2013 1:13:23 PM

yes! I even bred them for a while

11/2/2013 10:53:31 AM

I love my shire!!

11/2/2013 8:18:25 AM

A very sweet and funny Percheron. Trained to level 3 in Parelli Natural Horsemanship.

11/1/2013 11:24:52 PM

My family owns two 3/4 Thoroughbreds, 1/4 Percherons. They're extremely athletic horses!

11/1/2013 8:35:53 PM

A Canadian, a Morgan and a Belgian/ QH

11/1/2013 8:33:39 PM

Canyon is a big baby. Draft/QH cross.

11/1/2013 4:03:12 PM

I raised pmu draft cross foals and also owned a registered Percheron and Belgian.

11/1/2013 3:39:20 PM

best horse ever

11/1/2013 2:32:16 PM

Still do and she is great.

11/1/2013 1:47:18 PM

Suffolk Punch Draft horses

11/1/2013 1:46:21 PM

TB/Perch. Love them. Big, muscular and never get tired!

11/1/2013 1:18:53 PM

A Belgian mare and a Friesian gelding.

11/1/2013 12:38:17 PM

but I'd love to some day

11/1/2013 10:13:51 AM

Ive ridden some though

11/1/2013 10:13:08 AM

clyde/saddlebred, LOVED him for 35 yrs.

11/1/2013 10:09:56 AM

Gypsy Vanner

11/1/2013 7:49:54 AM

owned a 3/4 TB 1/4 percheron and later a 1/2 TB 1/2 percheron -- would own another in an instant!

11/1/2013 6:23:50 AM

Breed Clydesdales

10/31/2013 11:56:03 PM

smooth gaits and gentle personality

10/31/2013 9:40:54 PM

1st TB sire X belgian draft mare; 2nd Belgian sire X arab-x mare

10/31/2013 9:38:54 PM

I have a Percheron/Quarter horse mare. Never taken a wrong step. Perfect horse

10/31/2013 8:21:01 PM

i would like to have another

10/31/2013 8:19:13 PM

I will at some point!

10/31/2013 7:59:34 PM

but hope to one day

10/31/2013 7:51:42 PM

Love the draft temperament.

10/31/2013 6:58:15 PM

Yes a Breton which I used for logging, she was lovely.

10/31/2013 6:48:28 PM

Love my big girls!

10/31/2013 6:36:45 PM

I love my Canadian PMU rescue - Percheron x Paint!

10/31/2013 5:44:46 PM

I have my first Irish Sporthorse now! She is three out of Foxglen. She is so quiet and sweet!

10/31/2013 4:13:02 PM

But I'd love to when $ allows!

10/31/2013 2:20:58 PM

No, but I'd like to!

10/31/2013 2:08:52 PM

No, but I would LOVE too!!!!!! The bigger the better :)

10/31/2013 1:41:34 PM

would love to, though. these breeds have long fascinated me. if only my barn had more head height!

10/31/2013 11:30:39 AM

Not unless a 1600 lb. 17.2 Hanoverian counts

10/31/2013 11:10:44 AM

light drafts, pony drafts, and draft crosses. awesome horses.

10/31/2013 11:04:51 AM

Own a spotted draft mare

10/31/2013 10:20:14 AM

But have always wanted one!

10/31/2013 9:58:26 AM

Love them!

10/31/2013 9:15:29 AM

I own a Sugarbush Draft Horse mare - She is my primary Dressage horse.

10/31/2013 8:32:51 AM

The "American WarmBloods" produces some superior athletes, but lacks pedigree info

10/31/2013 8:10:04 AM

But I do love the dispositions.

10/31/2013 7:29:19 AM

But would want to I'm the future

10/31/2013 4:43:32 AM

I have 2 Shires and several shire crosses

10/31/2013 12:53:25 AM

Had brother and sister suffolk1/4 horse team great horses

10/31/2013 12:44:03 AM

I rescued a Percheron x wild horse-QH - the best horse ever I encountered or could have hoped for

10/31/2013 12:31:19 AM

We love him, he is a draft cross, we think from a pmu farm, takes good care of us:)

10/31/2013 12:07:41 AM

Fresian lusitano

10/31/2013 12:02:46 AM

Would love to though!!

10/30/2013 11:32:37 PM

Currently own a team of Belgian geldings. LOVE my boys! The best horses ever.

10/30/2013 10:46:01 PM

a 'heinz 57' draft/arabian/quarterhorse

10/30/2013 10:42:06 PM

I've had 2, a clyde cross and a percheron cross. love, love, love.

10/30/2013 9:44:13 PM

I have five full drafts and three draft crosses. Live them

10/30/2013 9:34:43 PM

i currently own a Belgian ..best horse ever!

10/30/2013 9:32:14 PM

Best,gentle horse I've ever owned. He lived for 33 yrs. May he RIP ---all restored to his youth ~~~~

10/30/2013 8:12:36 PM

love the big drafts

10/30/2013 7:59:11 PM

I have a beautiful Belgian/QH cross gelding - he is a gentle (senior) giant and my BFF!

10/30/2013 7:55:14 PM

have one now what a good boy he is

10/30/2013 7:52:53 PM

Canadian draft

10/30/2013 7:30:48 PM

The best!

10/30/2013 7:13:45 PM

I own one now and will never go back to a light horse.

10/30/2013 6:48:04 PM

Owned and raised around them. Best temperments!

10/30/2013 6:34:36 PM

My husband has a fabulous Ardennes

10/30/2013 6:02:32 PM

We have a few Suffolk Punch mares that don

10/30/2013 6:01:43 PM

clydesdale/thoroughbred...best horse ever

10/30/2013 5:57:06 PM

I absolutely LOVE him!! He has the best, most curious, 'horsenality' of any horse I've ever known!

10/30/2013 5:53:37 PM

Draft, Haflinger, Paint cross. Really nice horse. Would like to have another one like him.

10/30/2013 5:44:07 PM

He was one of the best horses I've ever had.

10/30/2013 5:43:45 PM

I am owning a Shire Gypsy Cross and I'd had a Russian Draft for 6 years as a share. Both wonderful!

10/30/2013 5:42:38 PM

My mare is 1/2 Belgian, 1/4 Fresian, 1/4 QH. I love her!!

10/30/2013 5:36:30 PM

Percheron Gelding and a AQHA/Friesian cross

10/30/2013 5:30:48 PM

American Spotted Drafts rule!!

10/30/2013 5:29:57 PM

many, most rescues!!!!!

10/30/2013 5:26:53 PM

He was a mustang and gaited as well. Challenging to saddle fit through the years but very athletic.

10/30/2013 5:18:54 PM

I love the big guys. They are so laid back and easy going and yet they give you their all.

10/30/2013 5:16:36 PM

clydes,& a gypsy

10/30/2013 5:15:16 PM

They are beautiful gentle, laid back critters. Love them! (I own two percherons and a mix.)

10/30/2013 4:53:17 PM

But never again. Too hard to get nutrition right.

10/30/2013 4:36:11 PM

I'm owned by a Perch/Hackney Horse cross. Love him! He was a rescue from a PMU farm from Canada.

10/30/2013 4:25:25 PM

I owned a Clyde/TB mare since she is 2 months old, love her!! I still have her at age of 13 now :)

10/30/2013 4:19:52 PM

LOVE MY DRAFT CROSS!! best horses ever!

10/30/2013 4:19:29 PM

Absolutely LOVE them, such gentle giants!!!!

10/30/2013 4:16:57 PM

I owned a Belgian gelding for 4 or 5 years, until he died of PSSM. We trail rode on him a lot.

10/30/2013 4:15:10 PM

Always wanted to though.

10/30/2013 4:14:02 PM

I have a Clydesdale and I love her to pieces 💙

10/30/2013 4:14:02 PM

Both, Belgians, Percherons and crosses, fabulous horses!!!

10/30/2013 4:09:53 PM

Ride a Draft - It will make your butt look smaller

10/30/2013 4:06:55 PM

I have a 3 year old Clydesdale.

10/30/2013 4:02:49 PM

my guy does endurance racing and is very good at it. Clyde Arabian cross.

10/30/2013 3:54:46 PM

i do want to have a clyde some day though!

10/30/2013 3:54:36 PM

Love them. Big motion,big heart. But you need big tack.

10/30/2013 3:54:02 PM

But I've always wanted one and my next horse will be a draft or cross.

10/30/2013 3:52:29 PM

had a beautiful clyde/thoroughbred cross. was the love of my life!

10/30/2013 3:51:37 PM

JutlandxTB - fabulous horse!!

10/30/2013 3:49:05 PM

Own a 4 year old Percheron mare

10/30/2013 3:44:52 PM

He was half Brabant and half Standardbred.

10/30/2013 3:38:17 PM

Superr gentle, either lazyor stubborn. I want another one!

10/30/2013 3:37:39 PM

We have a beautiful Fresian Percheron Cross Mare

10/30/2013 3:37:11 PM

I will always own draft horses.. best horses ever.. we rescue

10/30/2013 3:35:33 PM

I have a 15 yo American Cream Draft mare.

10/30/2013 3:34:53 PM

5 gypsies

10/30/2013 3:34:02 PM

he is 28. belgian draft/paint cross. he is perfect. best horse ever!

10/30/2013 3:33:39 PM

I help run a draft show and they are nothing but sweet gentle giants. I wouldn't mind having one.

10/30/2013 3:33:09 PM

she is a thoroughbred percheron cross, lovely sweet mare!

10/30/2013 3:32:55 PM

The best horse I never knew I wanted :) Got on a whim & absolutely no regrets :)

10/30/2013 3:32:49 PM

I owned a Shire mare. She was wonderful and I'd like to own another one.

10/30/2013 3:31:45 PM

Belgian/Welsh. Best cross ever!

10/30/2013 3:31:44 PM

Had a Percheron/Arab, and a 3/4 Clydesdale, 1/4 TB.

10/30/2013 3:31:15 PM

We currently own two draft crosses now.

10/30/2013 3:31:04 PM

Gypsy Vanner - Paint cross! He's awesome!

10/30/2013 3:25:12 PM

we had a Clydsdale/Tennesee Walker cross,Petey; he was a great horse, we had to put him too soon.

10/30/2013 3:23:23 PM

wonderful horses!

10/30/2013 2:52:27 PM

Belgians for life!

10/30/2013 1:44:28 PM

And I love them!

10/30/2013 1:00:06 PM

No, but I hope to some day!

10/30/2013 12:55:23 PM

Reliable, dependable, personable horse!

10/30/2013 12:49:07 PM

I own one now.

10/30/2013 12:35:24 PM

Awesome all-around horse, but for higher level dressage, you need something else

10/30/2013 12:30:52 PM

A really sweet QH/Belgian cross.

10/30/2013 11:26:59 AM

He was one of my favorite horses-scared everyone but he was a gentle giant. Fun to ride/train.

10/30/2013 11:25:13 AM

gentle giant!!

10/30/2013 11:02:00 AM

I have 4 Two are Percherons and 2 are there sons who are 1/2 pinto dutch warmblood

10/30/2013 10:56:02 AM

Have a draft Hafflinger cross now, great horse!

10/30/2013 10:44:34 AM

In the past I have had a Cydesdale, Percheron, and Shire, and I currently have a half draft.

10/30/2013 10:31:35 AM

Curly/draft mix

10/30/2013 10:18:36 AM

But there are three Percheron at the farm where I board. They are wonderful!

10/30/2013 8:26:32 AM

they make the best trail horses

10/30/2013 7:46:25 AM

love my awb

10/30/2013 7:42:20 AM

Irish Draft x TB

10/30/2013 7:16:12 AM

Mine is a wonderful, athletic dressage horse; LOVE them!!!

10/30/2013 7:08:55 AM

Two percherons now. A black and a grey- ages 8 & 26.

10/30/2013 2:15:56 AM

I own a Percheron/Arabian cross gelding, he is awesome! Very smart, friendly, kind & healthy.

10/30/2013 1:54:29 AM

My gelding is 1/4 Percheron & 3/4 QH

10/29/2013 10:55:24 PM

Haflinger gelding

10/29/2013 10:40:04 PM

I practice horsefarming in Colombia!

10/29/2013 10:27:39 PM

No, but I certainly WOULD rescue one :)

10/29/2013 10:27:02 PM

yes we have several of each. They all run barefoot and work hard giving hay rides in the city.

10/29/2013 9:53:05 PM

Irish sports horse (TB x draft)

10/29/2013 9:47:14 PM

I own a 20 yr old Belgian and her 4 yr old Belgian/QH cross. Awesome!!!!!!:):):)

10/29/2013 9:44:38 PM

I adopted my first horse four years ago at age 35 and he is a percheron. We are best friends!

10/29/2013 9:06:42 PM

now that;s horse power!

10/29/2013 9:01:01 PM

Honey is a PMU filly we adopted 9 years ago & she's half Belgian. She's gorgeous and so sweet.

10/29/2013 8:55:40 PM

I bought a PMU Percheron mare and have a half quarter/half percheron gelding from her.

10/29/2013 8:39:41 PM

My belgian is mt best buddy. Truely a real character!

10/29/2013 8:27:14 PM

I had the pleasure of owning a beautiful Percheron Hackney horse cross mare. Her memory lives on.

10/29/2013 8:21:54 PM

Would love to some day though

10/29/2013 8:20:03 PM

My mare was diagnosed with EPSM, 2 years ago.

10/29/2013 7:55:27 PM

my friend has a lovely Clydesdale cross thoroughbred

10/29/2013 7:52:27 PM

I own 2 awesome Spotted Draft horses. I love it when we show and get passed by QH's at the trot!

10/29/2013 7:43:00 PM

She was a branded mustang, but looked like a 15-2 hand Clydesdale! Definitely a draft cross.

10/29/2013 7:35:14 PM

I leased a Cannemara Pony/Draft cross

10/29/2013 7:33:38 PM

No, but I would Love to!!!!

10/29/2013 7:29:10 PM

Currently looking to buy one for my partner though.

10/29/2013 7:19:38 PM

we're looking for one though

10/29/2013 7:16:27 PM

Belgian/Morgan, love my baby! (she's 12 now)

10/29/2013 7:09:12 PM

It depends on what you call a draft horse .I have a Fjord , very much a draft even at 13 hh

10/29/2013 7:01:28 PM

Arab Belgian cross. Arab height, head, gaits Belgian width, feet and temperament

10/29/2013 6:57:09 PM

Percheron/Morgan cross. Chunky but with a good disposition.

10/29/2013 6:54:47 PM

No, but I love them and call my bay Quarter Horse my mini Clydesdale!!

10/29/2013 6:41:01 PM

A Belgian-Quarter horse cross -- the best ever! And she had wonderful babies when bred to T'breds.

10/29/2013 6:22:09 PM

He was as sweet as he was big.

10/29/2013 6:21:00 PM

Full Draft, Percheron

10/29/2013 6:03:24 PM

I have a big beautiful Belgian.

10/29/2013 5:49:05 PM

My first draft cross was 3/4 TB & 1/4 Clydesdale & now I have a French Canadian horse to drive/ride

10/29/2013 5:46:00 PM

I haven't, but my best friend has 2 PMU mares and one of their foals, and they are awesome!

10/29/2013 5:38:03 PM

Belgian and a Belgian/Arabian

10/29/2013 5:22:30 PM

I have a Cleveland Bay gelding that is the best horse anyone could dream for.

10/29/2013 5:03:14 PM

Cleveland bay/tb cross absolutely wonderful.

10/29/2013 4:35:24 PM

Percheron/TB

10/29/2013 4:29:04 PM

I have the complete opposite: a mini!

10/29/2013 4:09:38 PM

Would like to give a retirement home to a Shire one day

10/29/2013 3:32:19 PM

I love Belgian/QH crosses!

10/29/2013 2:41:46 PM

7 year old 17hand Belgian/QH cross. Love him!

10/29/2013 2:36:16 PM

Awesome husband horses. They are such teddy bears. Love them.

10/29/2013 2:35:01 PM

percheron and percheron cross

10/29/2013 2:32:53 PM

Would like to some day

10/29/2013 2:22:18 PM

My first - a cross. He was a nursemare foal, now a yearling.

10/29/2013 2:11:10 PM

I have four Percherons.

10/29/2013 1:38:04 PM

gaits of a draft, brain of TB

10/29/2013 12:41:43 PM

I own a Percheron and I ride her. Love the drafts!

10/29/2013 12:38:56 PM

No, but they are beautiful.

10/29/2013 11:30:07 AM

I want one!!!

10/29/2013 11:13:37 AM

I have never had one, but wish I had a reason to get one.

10/29/2013 9:50:30 AM

Currently own a wonderful Friesian cross and have also owned a Shire cross in the past.

10/29/2013 9:06:21 AM

Steady & depensable mount. I love their personality very affectionate & bonded with their people.

10/29/2013 7:34:33 AM

Owned Shires and Percherons for 30 years-LOVE them!

10/29/2013 12:47:12 AM