Percherons wouldn’t normally be good event horses … but this isn’t a normal Percheron! Ride along on the Plantation Fields Novice cross-country course aboard “Klein.”
Draft horses are most commonly seen pulling carriages and wagons; they can make great riding horses but very few have the athletic build and drive to be an event horse. “Klein” is one of these rare individuals, a more refined Percheron than other members of her breed better suited to more typical draft horse uses.
Climb aboard Klein and go for a spin around Plantation Field’s Novice cross-country course!
From the rider’s perspective, you might not guess you’re riding a Percheron. We’re loving “The Flying Percheron” blog, which chronicles the long and patient process of training a draft horse eventer — check it out here.
Go Percherons! Go riding!
We love those helmet cams in which a beautiful ride looks effortless and fun. But as we all know, for every perfect trip there are plenty of blooper moments.
Hey, nobody’s perfect, and it takes a brave soul to record all of those imperfect moments and put them on YouTube for the world to see — but that’s exactly what user PonyCam did! Ride along and see how many of these moments look familiar to you:
Try and try again! Check out the rest of PonyCam’s YouTube channel for more videos, including plenty of successful rides.
Practice makes perfect! Check out the rider’s point of view for this mounted archery practice session.
Mounted archery is a rapidly-growing equestrian sport all around the world, letting riders of all skill levels discover their inner warrior and precision skills. As you might imagine, it’s a discipline that requires plenty of practice — let’s mount up and ride a practice session aboard Lindsay the Haflinger!
Our rider is a pretty good shot! This practice session was made even more difficult by riding bareback — we’re definitely impressed!
Go mounted archery! Go riding!
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