Draught Horse

Nature: Draught horse or harness horse is a large, strong horse bred for heavy work rather than speed. They are quite active horses and are gentle for their large size and enjoy interacting with people, which is where they earned their nickname of “The Gentle Giants”.

Breeds: A number of horse breeds are used as draft horses with the variation being largely geographic. Examples include Belgian, Clydesdale, Friesian, Irish Draft, Percheron, Shire and Suffolk Punch.

Size: Draught Horses can stand between 16 and 19 hands high and can range in weight from 700kgs to more than 1 ton for a mature stallion.

Breeding: Male ponies are called stallions, females are called fillies or mares, and babies are called foals. Gestation for a Horse is approx 11 months, with an additional 6 or 7 months for weaning

Equus caballus


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