Official Horseman Sound Off Thread.

Discussion in 'Livestock' started by HELIXX, Mar 30, 2011.

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  1. HELIXX

    HELIXX Well-Known Member

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    If you have horses and or plan to get horses feel free to share your breeds and reason you have them. i.e. Riding, Draft, Wagon, Plowing, etc..............
     
  2. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    We have 5 ...

    1 belgian - draft mare
    1 halfinger/ paint
    3 paints

    They are used for ... riding, draft, wagon/cart, plowing, etc. :2thumb:
     

  3. MrSfstk8d

    MrSfstk8d Well-Known Member

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    Would love to eventually when I get a homestead. Looking at Belgian or Halflinger for draft, wagon, plowing. Maybe something to ride too, just because I love it. But I'll have to keep my priorities straight.
     
  4. HarleyRider

    HarleyRider Comic Relief Member

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    I have 200 of them..... all under the hood! :eek: :D
     
  5. horseman09

    horseman09 Well-Known Member

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    4 hosses - all trail, but 2 are also trained to harness.
     
  6. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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    Would that be Hoss from Bonanza, Hoss from History's Pawn Stars or the Hosses restaurant chain? :p :D

    We have 5 horses
    2 Arab
    1 QH
    1 Mustang
    1 mini

    Except the mini, they are trail horses. The 2 Arabs are retired gaming horses and do the trails nicely but they also like to get up and gallop in the open fields. Yee-Ha!!!
     
  7. chancemft

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    finaly down to 3, from eleven, not counting babies. All reg. Mo. Foxtrotters. Comfortable gates for riding any distance, enough sence to be able to work cattle with, and back when they were first developed they used them to pull buggies and plows.
     
  8. BasecampUSA

    BasecampUSA Sr. Homesteader

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    I'm downsizing too...

    -way down to "compact"...
    ...half the oats and hay too :D

    [​IMG]


    (I've got a pair of Haflinger draft ponies with harness... great team - strong for thier size.
    Plus a wide range of horse-drawn implements collected the last 35 years) ;)
     
  9. horseman09

    horseman09 Well-Known Member

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    A few of them would be the restaurant kind if TSHTF. :)
     
  10. chancemft

    chancemft Member

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    could even have a much smaller stall!
     
  11. Concretin

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    1 20 y.o. Arabian gelding
    1 10 y.o Paint Mare

    Both are trail horses, but the arabian raced endurance in his (and my) younger years. The mare is really a woman's horse, she isn't too friendly with most men. Which accounts foer why I like my arab.
     
  12. dunappy

    dunappy Well-Known Member

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    I've got riding and pack horses and one mule that are in cross training to pull a wagon.
     
  13. catsraven

    catsraven Meoww

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    Thinking about training Jackson to pull.
     
  14. backlash

    backlash Well-Known Member

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    My brother went to the auction on Saturday.
    A girl rode her 5 year old Arabian in to sell.
    When the auctioneer couldn't get A $100 bid he asked her if she really wanted to sell it.
    She said she had to.
    It went for $60 and then her 4 year old Arabian went for $120.
    She got that much because people felt so bad for her.
    She cried the whole time.
    Horses all went really cheap but cattle was 1.35 a pound.
     
  15. *Andi

    *Andi Supporting Member

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    How sad for the girl ...:cry:
     
  16. HELIXX

    HELIXX Well-Known Member

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    Saw that back in 1990.