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.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Picture Day!

Twenty minutes to drag the horse to the barn from the back corner of the property.
An hour to wait for her to finish her breakfast.
Fifteen minutes of picking out the burs and sticks from her hair.
One hour of washing - Lather, Rinse, Repeat.
Did I mention Repeat?
Forty Five minutes of clipping.
Twenty Minutes to trim up her mane and tail.

And Seven Minutes of Pictures!

Sugarbush KatyDid, 2007 Black LP roan mare, 15.3 hands.

I think my baby's all grown up!


  1. Well, if you only did head shots, you could've saved some time by NOT cleaning up the OTHER end... ;-)
    Beautiful girl!

  2. It's so funny how grown up they all look in these pix.

  3. Hehe, Thanks y'all. I'm always amazed at how adult they look in their pictures, when in my mind they are still just kids.

  4. It's so funny how grown up they all look in these pix.