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, July 7, 2011

Share your blog!

So since I'm a bit short on time today, I just thought, hey, why not get all the good horsey blog listings in one place? I'll make up a very nice link bar for myself on the side there, and then maybe I'll have more time to read them ALL.

Yes, this is me being lazy. Rather then trying to go and search out every one's blogs to add to my link listing, I am hoping that y'all will post your blog URL in the comments. EVERY one's URL. This way, when I have 5 minutes here, or a half hour there, but am trying to read the blogs from my phone, I can cheat.  (Yes, my phone is smarter then I am!)

And if you have another horsey related (even if it's just barely horsey related) blog that you'd like to recommend, please add it's link too! I have time to READ the blogs, but rarely do I have time to go and find them. And because computers are Jae's area of expertise (and he thinks reading blogs is silly, but can read video game forums for hours) he just doesn't understand my obsession with making it easier.

And who knows! Maybe there are some lurkers here with good blogs of their own that I have yet to find. I learn so much from all of you, and enjoy sharing a bit of your experiences, so I just want to thank y'all beforehand.


  1. http://fernvalley01.blogspot.com/ is me , Appaloosas in Alberta Canada

  2. I have horses. I came here after Lisa told me about your blog. I am here to work through my fears of riding. I am fine on the ground with them but put me on the back and I can only think of how far it is to the ground.

    http://gailatthefarm@blogspot.com At The Farm
    http://fosterdogsatthefarm@blogspot.com Familiar Spirit

  3. My URL is http://livingadream2.blogspot.com and it is sometimes about my horses... or sometimes written by my horses ;-)

  4. Maybe I need to do this differently...mine did not light up like every one else's

  5. Here goes (I think you have it already):

    A Year With Horses


  6. Here's me: http://fundersgoodidea.blogspot.com/

  7. Here's me, warning if you don't like reading political incorrectness or 4 letter words, don't click: http://crankycatwrangler.blogspot.com/

  8. I don't know how to add a url in a comment box.....silly me.
    p.s. I like your header photos! ;-)

  9. Here's mine: http://myhorsesmylife.blogspot.com/
    If you're looking for more I have a bunch on my sidebar... all of which I'd recommend. But to make things easier here are a few:

  10. I blog about trail riding my two Morabs. Cruiser is my old (24), reliable horse, and Cole is my new, young(5) horse. Read about us here: http://trailhorseadventures-judi.blogspot.com/

    I also wrote the book "Trail Training for the Horse and Rider"

  11. Thanks so much everyone! I'm pretty excited. I'll be putting these in my sidebar as well.

  12. Hey I see CDN already listed mine.. there are a lot of really great blogs on my side bar too. Or you can maybe follow your fav's and read them in google reader format- it's what I do when things get too insane to breathe ;)

    LOVE. THAT. HEADER. PHOTO. Love it. Keep on keepin on girl!! You are an inspiration in many ways!

  13. Never really thought of myself as an inspiration. Just doing my thing and trying to keep up in the world. :)

    Instead, I'm inspired by people like Leah at Barn Door Tagz, or Lisa at Laughing Orca, and the fearless riding blog (don't know her name offhand) with her progression. It's the people who don't have the silver spoon, but decide they want to do something, so just try it.

    But thank you! That's the best compliment I've had all day!

  14. http://supersizemycob.blogspot.com

  15. Laughing Orca RanchJuly 8, 2011 at 12:45 PM

    You already have my blog link on your side bar, but here's the link anyway:


    Happy Blogging!


  16. Mine is harnessphoto.blogspot.com and I LOVE finding new ones to follow. I think I'll be spending a lot of time in the comments...

  17. I use Firefox's morning coffee and Google's "follow feature" to keep up with the ones I read (I don't have enough time to go hunting; I tend to find them from comments left on the horse blogs I'm already reading ;o)

    I guess you'd call mine a slice of life and horses - don't they go together? *laugh* Here's the link: Http://EpicFarms.blogspot.com