Draft Horse Breeds List
There are numerous draft horses which are also called heavy horses found throughout the world. This type of horse is well known for its power and calm and gentle nature allowing it to be invaluable in the field, forest and in towns where their immense strength can be harnessed to pull heavy loads.
Conformation Of Draft Horses
Draft horses are naturally large averaging between 15 to 18 HH and incredibly muscular in their conformation. The head is large and broad with a large and kind eye. The nose varies between breeds with some drafts like the Shire having a Roman nose.
The neck is thick set with a naturally muscular crest with many drafts having low withers and a short back, with upright powerful shoulders which when combined with their round hindquarters allows them
to easily pull very large loads.
Depending on the breed the lower limbs may have extensive feathering such as is seen with Clydesdale or may be clean limbed as with the Suffolk Punch. Draft breeds usually have very thick mane and tails and great depth to their girth area.
List Of Draft Horse Breeds:
An incredibly compact and sturdy horse with immense strength and power... more about the Ardennais
A tough and versatile little draft horse from the Pyrenees.. more about the Ariegeois
This hardy horse originates from Russia and is well known for its curly coat in winter... more about Bashkir
- Belgium Draft
The Belgium Draft or Brabant is a large, powerful and good looking horse and is often used for pulling large loads... more about the Belgium Draft Horse
An energetic, versatile and good looking draft horse that
can be used both for draft work and under saddle and is well known for its active paces and excellent temperament... more about the Boulannais
A powerful and versatile horse that originates from the Bretagne area of France that is often used for both draft work and under saddle... more about Breton
A popular breed that originates from Scotland, England that is well known for their extensive white lower leg feathers as well as for their docile temperament and strength... more about the Clydesdale
One of the smallest draft horses, this lovely looking horse is well known for its unique dun colour and black and cream mane and tail and versatile nature under saddle... more about Fjord