February 20, 2013

What Ike likes to do.......

For those of you who are new to this blog, let me introduce Duke the 2000+ pound Percheron gelding.
He likes to eat.
He minds his own business, unless you are a German Shepherd dog running around his feet.
He is strong.  Just ask the German Shepherd dog who got kicked after running around Duke's feet.
Duke is a worker.
He pulls wagons, carriages, sleighs and even children on sleighs behind a sleigh. 
Make sense?
Duke is handsome.
We love him.

Then there is Ike the 2000+ Percheron gelding.
He is a rascal.
He enjoys posing for the camera, escaping from his stall and chasing things.
Ike is handsome.
We love him and his mischievous personality.
Ike is a tad lazy.
He helps Duke pull wagons, carriages, sleighs and children on sleighs.
When he feels like it.
Maybe if we had cats leading the way, Ike would be a better worker.

Just a thought.
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MTWaggin said...

Draft horses have always been my favorites!!! Always will be and I so enjoyed your photos of them.

Patrice said...

Forget dangling a carrot to make your horses move. Just put a cat in front. :) We love our pair of aging Percherons. Drafts are awesome.

Tracey from ⓽ said...

Gorgeous. My stallion Clydesdale used to be a worker. He used to pull wagons. Now he is a very big and very expensive lawn ornament. He is good at mowing and fertilizing, though ;)

Stacy Uncorked said...

He is GORGEOUS! And I got a good giggle from him chasing the cats - hysterical! :) Awesome shots! :)

The 5-Dollar 100 Year Old Dragon

Jill said...

Great Photos!

My FIL still uses Belgian's to log in Montana. Happy WW :)

~ Jill


HansHB said...

Lovely post!

LisaS said...

Great photos and background info! Ouch, is that cracked hoof on Duke?

RamblingRound said...

Those are a couple of big, beautiful horses.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for joining in 'Rurality Blog Hop #3' Hope to see you next Wednesday for #4...

Dumb Mom said...

Great shots! I always wanted a horse growing up. Even a lazy one would be okay with me.