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.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I am a bad bad blogger
I have a great excuse though! I've been riding instead. My lovely mare Dream (ApHC registered KCF Olympic Dream) is doing perfectly under sadly, and learning in leaps and bounds. She enjoys working, and is meeting me at the gate for her next lesson. I mean, when the horse almost throws herself into the bridle, how can I refuse?
I have been trying my hardest to also get a ride in on Velvet. I think we're cursed though. As an example, we had the most amazing fall weather yesterday. I rode Dream, and then began to tack up Velvet. By the time I had her saddle fitted and on her, I look outside the barn to see.......
And then there's the personal crap.....
Recently my dear father has been suffering from a few minor medical issues. Nothing life threatening (its believed), but in combination they have made him feel very poorly, and required one minor surgery. This morning I was informed that Dad is back in the hospital. His last surgery caused a clot. They took care of it, he's ok, but still, he feels pretty bad. I feel really bad for him, and I hope he gets well soon.
So today it's a lovely 88 degrees outside. I have a few tired ponies, and one waiting for me to eat and ride. I am GOING to ride Velvet today.... just as soon as I unload the grain, till the arena......
But it's a great day to be outside.
Posted by Pinzgauer at 3:12 PM