A Note about Sugarbush Draft Horses
I see it over and over again, and no matter how many times it's said, it's still wrong. "Sugarbush Drafts are just an Appaloosa Draft Cross". Uh.... no. The Sugarbush Draft Horse was a breed created many years ago in Ohio. While the initial cross was made using Percherons to Appaloosas, in the many generations following, the breed has been solidified into a consistent type. Saying these horses are "just" a draft cross makes as much sense as saying that AQHA horses are "just" a Thoroughbred cross, American Cream Drafts are "just" a dilute Belgian, or that Morgans are "just" a grade.
Monday, August 2, 2010
And this is how things should end up for every horse!
This made my day. I love getting updates about my horses in their new homes.
Laura (his owner) said that her granddaughter is just pleased with him, and wishes that they could clone him. Rover has a buddy that he gets along with perfectly, he has tons of attention, and he's starting to put on the rest of his weight. Laura is taking care of his feet, and is committed to him for life.
Wow, this boy got the PERFECT home. This is what makes it worthwhile. Selling horses always sucks a little, because I miss them once they are gone. And yet, I remember so clearly how excited I was to get my first horse, and from the look on that girl's face, she feels the same. Good horses like Rover are worth their weight in gold.
Seeing these pictures almost made me tear up with joy. I would bet money that the big guy is getting extra cookies and more pets and scritches then he knows what to do with.
I hope to get tons more updates on Rover in the future (You hear that Laura?) and if he ever needs a home, he's ALWAYS welcome back here. So for all you Rover fans out there, here's proof that he's doing GREAT!