photo courtesy of Denise Bell
Cold blooded horses, because of their stolid demeanor and great weight are
not suitable for sports other than hauling or pulling competitions at farm
Some people love the look of draft horses, who have thicker coats and manes
to enable them to endure rough weather more readily than sleeker horses. Their
heads and eyes are large, their legs and shoulders massive, for pulling wagons
filled with hay or dung or for being in harness. The horses that once drew
wagons of kegged beer or produce through the streets of the major cities of the
western world were draft horses. Today, you're most likely to encounter them at
working historic farms, in the Amish towns of the Midwest, or at country farm
If you want a horse to work plowing or hauling on your farm or for occasional
riding, a cold-blooded horse is a fine choice. Their easy manner makes them
gentle with children, and it takes a lot to spook them. Some people mistake
their easy going temperament for thick-headedness, but in fact draft horses are
very intelligent. Built for endurance, these horses tend to have stronger limbs,
often with long, thick hair around their lower legs and hooves for added warmth.
These most ancient breeds were used in Europe for all kinds of work and are
still bred and worked by enthusiasts.
Here breed considered cold bloods:
American Cream Draft
Belgian Heavy Draft
Black Forest Chestnut
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