If I happened to be on horseback he was sure to get a canter or a gallop; or, if there was one of the draught horses
within an available distance, he was treated to a steady ride upon that, which served his turn almost as well; but his mother would always follow and trudge beside him - not so much, I believe, to ensure his safe conduct, as to see that I instilled no objectionable notions into his infant mind, for she was ever on the watch, and never would allow him to be taken out of her sight.
Shreck is a 10-year-old heavy draught horse
who came to the UK from a farm in France when he was 18 months old and has been trained to tow working boats on the canals.
The Draught Horse
Championships will take place at Keysoe in Bedfordshire on November 5, where riders of these majestic breeds will compete in classes ranging from Intro to Elementary level.
AN ANGLESEY breeder is helping to ensure the future of the Irish Draught Horse
What name connects a breed of heavy draught horse
and a Scottish bank?
An exceptional showcase for French livestock breeding, the SOMMET DE LAcentsAAAEALEVAGE 2010 will for 3 days host close to 1,900 animals of very high genetic quality, both for competition or display: 22 cattle breeds, 26 sheep breeds and 16 horse breeds (including the 9 French draught horse
35 Goodwood A English breed of draught horse
, with the name 'Punch' taken from its solid appearance.
95) provides an important survey of a horse which is an Irish icon: the Irish draught horse
pulled the farmer's plow, helped him hunt, and even pulled field artillery; yet in 1950 over 24,000 were exported for slaughter.
And, in a tour of the Acton totters' yards ['totters' were the London rag-and-bone collectors], the boys find an ancient draught horse
, used to hauling coal, whose owner no longer wants it.
The pure-bred Irish draught horse
owned by Joanna Shires is 19 hands or 6ft 4in tall.