Friday, January 10, 2014

In the "big" leagues

Since starting work at Spring Hill I've helped Jan break/train all different kinda of horses: Arabians, Quarter Horses, a Chincoteague pony, a Kentucky Mountain Gaited, and a couple of Mustangs....all of which are completely different from the Thoroughbreds I grew up with. However, the newest additions to our training team put them all to shame, at least in size. Meet The Big Boys:

Flint (Percheron) and Finnagan (American Spotted Draft)
That's 18+ hands and 2000 pounds of baby in each one (they're both 4), and we're going to teach them how to ride and drive. Now this is going to be fun!

Me and Flint
Finnagan photobomb!


  1. Wow!!! They are SO big and cute!

  2. My in-laws have a perch 3 year old, and she's my favorite! Good luck with them, they are adorable!

  3. Sounds like you are getting some good experience! Are drafts the "gentle Giants" they say they are?

    1. They really are! I have worked with drafts before, never babies, but they are all sweethearts. Finnagan, the paint, is especially sweet and very smart and willing. He's going to be a good horse. Flint, though, can be very pushy and seems to know he's big, a bad habit we are working hard to nip in the bud quickly!

  4. I worked with a big draft we called "Tank" when I was riding for the Ol' Cowboy. SO MUCH FUN! I want to see videos!!! :)

  5. Oh my gosh! That sounds like so much fun! I am really looking forward to reading about it!