Irish, the Irish Draught Horse on the Old Mission Peninsula | Straebel Photo
Irish, the Irish Draught Horse | Straebel Photo

Meet, Irish, all 1,800 pounds of him!

Irish is an Irish Draught horse, with a heart as big as he is. The breed was developed in Ireland as the working horse for Irish families. These horses had to be able to do it all: pull a plow, gallop cross-country, pull a cart to Sunday mass, and be steady enough to take little ones for rides.

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Irish’s owners, Beth and Molly Straebel, claim that Irish is a great representative of the breed. He is gentle, kind, hard-working and especially fond of children. In the winter, he sports a mustache, which makes him even more charming when he begs for the occasional treat.

Irish, the Irish Draught Horse | Straebel Photo
Irish, the Irish Draught Horse | Straebel Photo

Irish likes to hang out with his other two buddies, Fiona and Clooney. He knows a lot of fancy dressage tricks and can be seen occasionally taking a leisurely trail ride (with his owner aboard) through his Old Mission Peninsula neighborhood.

Thank you, Beth and Molly, for sharing Irish with us!

Have a pet you’d love to see featured in our “Pets of OMP” column? Email me a photo and some info about their breed, personality, etc. at [email protected].

Irish, the Irish Draught Horse on the Old Mission Peninsula | Straebel Photo
Irish, the Irish Draught Horse | Straebel Photo

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