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  1. #1
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    Default Where to find draft crosses? Esp. Clyde x

    I have a friend who is looking for a draft cross, preferably a Clyde/TB cross as she loves mine a lot (as do I). The usual internet sales sites don't seem to have many draft crosses advertised.

    If anyone has any suggestions on sites, breeders, etc. that might be productive sources for good draft crosses, we'd appreciate feedback. She wants a pretty good sized one that her husband can fox hunt on.

    Thanks,

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    You could check www.rideadraft.com
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    I have nothing to add, but to ask you to post pics of said beast when it is located because Clyde/TB crosses are my FAVORITE!! I have one and have owned one in the past and both are the coolest horses ever. Good Luck!
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    Um, would you believe http://www.draftcross.com/?

    I know someone who bought a couple horses from them and has been quite happy with them.
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    another good site is www.draftcross.com
    I know 2 people who got horses there and love them.
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    On the www.draftcross.com site, I have been DROOLING over Hunter for a VERY long time. He is very fancy. I loff him! And he's a Clyde cross!



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    If you are anywhere near Ontario, check out http://www.ontariobreedersproductionsale.com/. Barb Bowen has had a very nice breeding program for Clyde/TB and Clyde/Hackney crosses for a long time. They are also great people to deal with. I know that Prodomus on this BB also breeds some nice-looking draft crosses -- perhaps you can pm her.



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    Look for a BFF Incognito baby. I have a five year old 3/4 TB 1/4 Clyde out of Incognito. He has a great mind and disposition. Last year we did Young Event Horse, Pony Club and 4-H with him...this year he is packing me around foxhunting and a beginner rider in the show ring. Dressage judges love him, and he great cross country. When he was two years old, a twelve year old from across the street hopped on him bareback and he has been everyone's favorite since.



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    Default Born2event

    Totally agree that Hunter is drool material!! If I could afford him, he'd be in the "sold" category. They do have some really nice horses. I've passed on the link to my friend. If I could post pictures, I would put one of my girl up. When I was shopping, I did not want a mare and I was looking for a horse that was ready or close to ready to event. My last event horse had to be put down after a long drawn out injury due to splint bone surgery gone very bad.

    I ended up with a 5 yo Clyde/TB cross mare who had never been ridden. She was actually a PMU rescue and had two foals by the time I bought her in November of 05. Can't say that we haven't had a few issues along the way, but she is absolutely the most amazing horse I have ever owned and I love her so much it scares me. Just sent her insurance payment in today to up her insured value by 50%. I am totally sold on the draft crosses and will never own anything else! And the Clyde crosses are usually so gorgeous!! My girl is only 15.3, and since I'm only 5'3" we make a great combo. Her dressage gets better all the time and her jumping is consistent and reliable. Sometimes needs a bit more leg, but I'd much rather have one like that than one that tries to run away with you.

    Thanks for the link.

    SD
    Last edited by ShayDarra; Dec. 10, 2008 at 12:43 AM.



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    I breed Percheron crosses and the majority of them have gone to eventing homes. Have you checked http://www.draftsforsale.com ?

    GL in your search.
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    Default Thanks Admfarm!

    Excellent site! There were several horses that I sent to my friend to look at. Thanks so much for taking the time to respond!!

    SD



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    Quote Originally Posted by Parrotnutz View Post
    another good site is www.draftcross.com
    I know 2 people who got horses there and love them.
    I have a Dundulk Sport Horse and I love him. Lori is GREAT to work with and she has really nice horses.
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    My friend rides for Dundalk Sporthorses, and they sometimes have horses that aren't yet listed on their web site, so they're definitely worth a call.
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    I grew up on this farm. They breed Perch/TB and WB crosses. www.PanacheAcres.com [edit] Good luck in your search!
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Dec. 10, 2008 at 08:09 AM. Reason: specifics



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    Default Attaching pic

    How do you attach a pic in a PM? Can you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fargaloo View Post
    If you are anywhere near Ontario, check out http://www.ontariobreedersproductionsale.com/. Barb Bowen has had a very nice breeding program for Clyde/TB and Clyde/Hackney crosses for a long time. They are also great people to deal with. I know that Prodomus on this BB also breeds some nice-looking draft crosses -- perhaps you can pm her.
    Thank you - yes my gelding was purchased through barb and then we purchased a few others directly from the breeder - those were completely green - so if you are looking for partial or some trained crosses go to barb - I recommend that - she has a sale every may.

    We have three clyde/hackney crosses (had four but recently sold one). I may have one for sale in the fall after she is finished weaning her second foal if you can wait that long.

    My younger son has now taken over my older son's eventer and the transition was amazing - they are so easy to work with.

    You can see some of them on www.hotelfun4kids.com/horses.htm



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    Thumbs up Glenord's Christopher Robin

    http://www.clyde-bred.warmbloodhorse.com/

    Robin is a stunning Clyde x TB/morgan stallion who throws lovely babies (I have two) There are offspring listed on his site (link above) and I'm sure his owner could direct you to more Robin babies.
    I can't say enough nice things about this horse!
    His handler is able to put sheer beginners on him and take them out xc jumping, he has evented with a twelve year old kid... the list goes on!
    feel free to PM for more details



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    Quote Originally Posted by Eventingjunkie View Post
    Look for a BFF Incognito baby. I have a five year old 3/4 TB 1/4 Clyde out of Incognito. He has a great mind and disposition. Last year we did Young Event Horse, Pony Club and 4-H with him...this year he is packing me around foxhunting and a beginner rider in the show ring. Dressage judges love him, and he great cross country. When he was two years old, a twelve year old from across the street hopped on him bareback and he has been everyone's favorite since.
    Lisa usually has a nice selection of youngsters for sale. I'm not sure of her contact info, but I'm sure if you call The Equiery they'll be able to tell you.
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