Howard County Fair Draft Horse Show - pics from Today
There is already a post about one particular horse in this show, a young filly at Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue named Sunrise, who when brought from the auction, was discovered to have a roofing nail in her hind hoof! (Yikes) Today she was a rock star at the show (see other thread for details).
Here are the photos I took of all the horses shown by Gentle Giants today at the show. I'll post another album of some of the others tomorrow!
They look great! Nice to see clydes with their tails not docked and just french braided placing so well! That is a big problem we face over here on the west coast, as we(I ) do not dock our clydes, although tradition says it should be done...
nope. No false tails, and most of them do not get fly sheets either... my own drafts all have fly sheets, but the majority of draft owners do not sheet them or braid false tails in....the big show strings all get stalled under fans and fly sprayers in the big barns.
I braided some baling twine into a mare's pitiful little docked tail one summer because i felt bad for her. I think one of the other rescue horses has a tail bag with long fringe he can wear because he's got like three tail hairs....most of the rest just make do without (I guess they stand next to the horses that don't have docked tails? )
They've mentioned the possibility somewhere. They'll definitely be at the Montgomery County Fair later this month, I'm pretty positive the Frederick Fair next month (which, if they are, it's the same weekend as the draft show at the York fair so then they probably won't be there), and the Maryland State Fair.