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phrannie51
phrannie51 Member Posts: 4,716

but this was SO exciting for me.  A friend bought a team of Belgians, and invited Greg and I to ride along on a wagon ride....he even let me drive them!!  My respect for the Budweiser drivers has been upped about 10 notches.....this was only two horses, I can't imagine what it must be like to control 6, 8 or 10 at one time. 

This horse is 19 hands tall....that is 6'4" at the shoulder....meaning by the time he puts his head up, we're talking 8 feet or so.....the top of his legs are even with my armpits.....his "teammate" is 6'2" at the shoulder.

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  • katenorwood
    katenorwood Member Posts: 1,912
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    They are beautiful animals !

    P,

    The leg is as big as you !  I love this breed.  And you are right, it takes a special kind of person to work with these animals.  I was that close one time in my life and it scared the bee-jeebers out of me.  I was in someones field looking at an old truck to buy, and the earth shook under my feet.  The guy called his babies (as he called them) to him.  Oh my....I almost fainted !  It would be great fun to ride behind a team.  I'm so glad you were able to do this !  What fun !  Hugs sent !  Katie

  • CivilMatt
    CivilMatt Member Posts: 4,723 Member
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    whoa big fella

    P,

    Great story, great picture.  It looks like the horse is talking to you.

    Matt

  • cid817
    cid817 Member Posts: 58
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    So Impressive

    I can feel your excitement!!!  They are beautiful giants!  I saw the Draft horses at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, Virginia.  They left a lasting impression (along with the riverdancing) Cool

    Cindy

  • debbiejeanne
    debbiejeanne Member Posts: 3,102 Member
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    P, what an awesome

    P, what an awesome experience!!  great pic too!

    dj

  • thennies61
    thennies61 Member Posts: 285
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    I'd say it was related.Great

    I'd say it was related.Great story about doing what your suppose to do while fighting and thats living your life. Way to go

  • Skiffin16
    Skiffin16 Member Posts: 8,305 Member
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    Nice....

    Great seeing you, and I love the big horses...

    We have a few white percheron horses that we see almost everyday on our way home..., beautiful. They have a wedding place at a local farm that they use these horses for..., easy life.

    I always like going to see the Clydesdales also when visiting Busche Gardens Tampa, I think SeaWorld Orlando has them now also...

     

    JG

  • luv4lacrosse
    luv4lacrosse Member Posts: 1,410 Member
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    Beautiful animal

    Riding one of those must have been a blast. 

    There would be no time to think about cancer when in charge of driving that team.

    mike

  • hwt
    hwt Member Posts: 2,328 Member
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    Beautiful animal

    Riding one of those must have been a blast. 

    There would be no time to think about cancer when in charge of driving that team.

    mike

    Wow

    Looks like fun!

  • jtl
    jtl Member Posts: 456
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    Food

    The subject says it all but they are lovely animals, but of course I never met an animal I didn't like.

  • jim and i
    jim and i Member Posts: 1,788 Member
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    Looks like a lot of fun. Glad

    Looks like a lot of fun. Glad you enjoyed your day. Awesome horse

    Debbie

     

  • Hondo
    Hondo Member Posts: 6,636 Member
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    Hi P

    Wow they are some beautiful creatures, to sit on one of them must feel like you are sitting on a Mountain or in a Mac truck loaded with pure horse power. My Boss wife was into teaching some type of horse riding I can’t remember the name of it. But it had a lot to do showing having control of the horse.

    God Bless

    Tim Hondo

  • wmc
    wmc Member Posts: 1,804
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    Looks like fun

    Sure looks like fun Phrannie. Glad you had a good time.

  • donfoo
    donfoo Member Posts: 1,773 Member
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    I love the enthusiasm

    Great posts, everyone so trilled. Now grab a stack of shovels and follow them around. Y'all won't be smiling for long! Still, great fun it seems. At least no snow right?

  • cureitall66
    cureitall66 Member Posts: 913
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    Oh...P.....

    Thanks for sharing this....I LOVE horses! I haven't owned one since I was a little girl.  It is my dream to have one or two after I get my two boys out of college....can't afford to feed them and the horses too! LOL

    I hope you enjoyed your wagon ride!

    ~C