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.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Veteran's Day 11.11.11

Today is a day to show our thanks and appreciation for all those who serve.  With out the men and women who are willing to risk their lives for what they believe in, none of us would have the ability to take so many of our freedoms for granted.

Today, I would like to say thank you.

Thank you to those serving now, and the families they leave at home praying.

Thank you to those whose lives will never be the same, so that mine could be.

Thank you to those who gave their all, and those who fought beside them.

And most of all, thank you to those whose service is no longer blazing in the front of our minds. With out you, we wouldn't be here.

Words can not express the debt we as citizens and civilians owe to you all, but today, we stop to say Thank You.  It's such a little thing, and doesn't seem like enough, but it comes from the bottom of my heart.  

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