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.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

I had a camera, a nice day, and lots of horses!

It was a nice day out, so I grabbed my camera and headed outside.  I'd been asked for a few current pictures of the ponies, so it sounded like a great idea.  First, I found Soli, enjoying the grass next to the pond.
And of course she followed me, since there might be scratches involved.
Maggie Mae though, was not as thrilled.
Tori thought it was a good excuse to show off.
Red knows that when he sees a human, there's scritches and cookies (or hand held grass) for him.
Maybe that person over there has more!
The girls were staring at the new babies, and Katy wanted to sniff one.
Sweetie though, just wanted more clover.
And here's Moon, the horse that was so thin last fall when we took her in.
Sweetie migrated a bit in her quest for the best grass.
And Soli, Tori, and Melody of course wanted to see if Sweetie was on to something.
The rest of the herd was up at the watering hole.
Or sucking up to my mom for that hand held grass.  You know it's better if a person is holding it.
And of course the babies!  Raven is always ready to have her picture taken.
Linus is a bit more shy.
But his momma finally let the younger girls meet him, but not too close.
And then he had to pass out.  Too much excitement!
But Raven was still going.
Until she wasn't.
It's a good day to be a horse.


  1. thank you for sharing your day,!loved the pic such nice horses!where are your sale adds?

  2. The best kind of day to have.  If we could learn to sleep in the grass like those babies, we would be on to a great health thing!
    Bionic Cowgirl

  3. lovely horses! I posted on your champagne blog/post that you put up a while ago, it would be awesome if I could get a reply from that. =p