Draft Horse Breeds List

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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: