Draft Horse Digest Podcast – Ep 28 – Modernizing Draft Horses w Gary Miller

In episode 28 of the Podcast we discuss modern draft horse breeding and how Gary Miller has taken his Belgian breeding program to new heights, through the utilization of extreme stallions and quality hitch and halter mares.  In this episode we discuss:

  • Gary’s background in the breed
  • How Gary got the show-bug
  • What Gary looks for when breeding Belgians
  • Why Gary decided he needed to be breeding for more athletic horses for both the hitch and halter ring
  • A couple of the stallions Gary has utilized or bred including Country Road Firestone and Country Road Quest, and the 2016 NABC Premier Sire Country Road Prince
  • How Gary Acquired CJ Mitch
  • The breeding lineage behind Quest and Prince
Country Road Quest
Country Road Quest
Country Road Prince
Country Road Prince, NABC Premier Sire
Country Road UConn
Country Road UConn, the Res. World Champion Belgian Stallion at NABC 8
Country Road Firestone
Country Road Firestone as a two year old and Best of Breed at Indiana. He needs little introduction in the breed as a sire of hitch and halter horses and is the grandsire of Quest and prince.

You can find more about the hitch Gary drives for the Freiden Family on Facebook.

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Music:

“Cut and Run” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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One thought on “Draft Horse Digest Podcast – Ep 28 – Modernizing Draft Horses w Gary Miller”

  1. I don’t understand why Gary wouldn’t sell me Uconn after he was reserve grand champion at the NABC. lol

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