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    Default Upper level draft crosses

    I know there have been a lot of threads about draft crosses lately, but I was wondering if those of you that have draft crosses that are or have gone prelim + could post your stories, photos, videos? I have one that has started training level (not yet at any recognized comps because of my own injury this year) and with which I hope to go prelim. He doesn't look at all drafty (1/2 tb, 1/4 qh and 1/4 clyde), but I find myself looking to those horses at the higher levels for inspiration. I was a confirmed ottb owner before I ended up with this guy (bought him as an unbroken 2 year old to be a husband horse (hubby has ridden him 3 times I think?!)). I lost my two thoroughbreds last year and now this guy is my one and only.



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    I don't see it specified on her site, but IIRC, Michele Mueller's 3* horse Amistad is 3/4 TB, 1/4 Belgian.

    http://www.michelemuellereventing.com/ami.html



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    Default Merloch

    Bonnie Mosser's Merloch is a Percheron cross; likely 3/8 Perch 5/8 Tb:

    http://www.bonniemosser.com/Media/Ar...rChronicle.pdf



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    Here is a recent thread that discussed this topic: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=312981
    "If ever I did not have a horse or dog in my keeping, I should feel I had lost touch with the earth." ~Beryl Markham



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    Quote Originally Posted by AEM74 View Post
    Here is a recent thread that discussed this topic: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=312981
    Thanks, I did read this thread (and even posted on it), but I guess I wasn't limiting my question to 50/50 crosses?



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    Anything that is an Irish Sport Horse is at least 1/4 Irish Draught. There are countless upper level ISH's.



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    Quote Originally Posted by atheventer85 View Post
    Anything that is an Irish Sport Horse is at least 1/4 Irish Draught. There are countless upper level ISH's.
    An Irish Draught is NOT the same as a Clydesdale, Belgian, Shire, etc. Not in the least (think more along the lines of old school warmbloods than plow horses). They were never meant for the same type of work as the other breeds and have always been bred for athletic pursuits.


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