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  1. #1
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    Default Draft herd

    This was posted on another forum. I thought it was cool.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fh79NfwCJqw



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    That is one HUGE broodie in the front! lol. she look like she's gonna pop! And i want my pasture to look like that

    jen
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    That was the 1st thing I thought of, as well!



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    Thanks for the clip! What a nice way to start the day! Love it.



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    That's a big herd of big girls! I love how as son as they get into the new pasture they spread out just enough to stop and bury their faces, LOL!
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    I'll bet the ground was shaking!



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    Quote Originally Posted by jerry View Post
    That was the 1st thing I thought of, as well!
    I'm an idiot, I just thought it was a fat horse.



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    I wouldn't want to be in front of that thundering group, for sure. Where is it? Poland or Belgium? Those are some big healthy horses! Even the babies are huge.
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    They all look like they are going to pop! haha



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    Default not sure if it's poland or belgium but the title was in polish.

    it said they were "cold blooded" (we refer to drafts as cold blooded) horses and belgian horses.

    after the war in poland we got a large influx of percherons and other drafts which were then crossed and crossed and the results are many of the polish warmbloods you see around the country now.
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    Default Forgive me if I have become cynical

    but this reminds me of the herd of horses stranded by flood waters... and we discovered they were all bred/raised for slaughter... these mares look like prime breed for the same purpose.

    I hope they are not and I hope they are loved..

    Regarding a broodie about to pop, I still have nightmares about his mare. In the Pyrennees, in France, farmers/breeders buy rights to graze their horses/cows/sheep/goats in the high meadows throughout the summer. I have no idea how often they come and check on them.
    This "little mare" was huge and had a yearling at her side. I really hope she was only carrying one foal. But what really disturbed me was what our host at the b & b had told us the night before. She asked if we had seen a lot of vultures. I love birds but I truly hate vultures and they are really ugly. And yes, we had seen quite a few. She then related the fact that because of EEC rules and the BSE threat, farmers were no longer allowed to leave carcasses of animals in the mountains for the vultures to clean up. The birds have become very hungry and in some cases, are starving. For this reason, vultures have been seen attacking cows, ewes and mares when they give birth. They have been known to kill both baby and mother. Imagine my worry seeing this mare AND 5 vultures in the vicinity. I petted her and wished her the best of luck!!! But I cannot forget her!

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    Well, the last post took away from the glory of the video but all the same, I want that pasture too LOL. It looks like British Columbia pasture to me LOL.

    Gotta love those drafties.
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    I am sorry ... These are beautiful mares for sure, but they are in Belgium... and well...

    I chuckled though because the camera was kind of unsteady and I did thing the earth was moving!



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