Harley hails from the Canadian prairie of Western Saskatchewan and came to us as a very “green” three-year old. He’s seen many a horseshow in his four years with Glenview and has learned a great deal not only about road life but about people too.
You see, this one blue-eyed, one brown-eyed horse roamed the vastness of the ranch he was born and raised on until they pulled him out of the herd and off pasture as a two year old to train. People in the draft horse business understand and accept that these Western Canadian horses are relatively “wild” because apart from vaccinations/deworming or seeing the feed wagon (at a safe distance) human interaction is almost non-existent.
I personally like this philosophy of allowing horses to be “horses” their first year couple of years. I feel it teaches them to be self-sufficient, savvy, tough and agile. I own a Quarter-Horse that this type of “life-schooling” was applied to and he’s awesome…Harley is no exception.
Active and on the Show Roster.
Position(s) Held In The Hitch (Team):
Jake’s Description of Harley:
“He’s one of those horses that if he was human would be the strong, silent-type; he never has much to say. Probably would also be the kind of guy that’d wear a cowboy hat and chaps”.
Harley’s Favorite Song:
“Oh Give Me A Home Where The Buffalo Roam”
*Sorry, I haven’t any current photo’s of Harley. Both pictures, from January 2011, are one in the same…just different processing and cropping. Lately, every time Jake and I go out to get his picture he’s had his legs oiled and sulfured….not the best look for a Clyde. And oh, look…his legs don’t show in these images anyway. I’m brilliant, I know. Don’t you love his dapples though? I’m a sucker for dapples…and the strong, silent type.