Are draft horse breeds good horse for beginners?

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asked Mar 12 in Horses by AndySteel (800 points)
Are draft horse breeds good horse for beginners?

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answered Mar 19 by 51Hawker (1,060 points)
The draft horse breeds that are good for beginners include Clydesdales, Shires, and Percherons.

These crossbreeds are easier for beginners to mount, ride, and maintain at a more approachable height.

Draft Horses the ability to pull as much weight as 8,000 lbs.

Draft Horses are really strong and can pull very heavy loads.

The largest size of a draft horse is Sampson, foaled in 1846 in Bedfordshire, England, stood 21.2 1⁄2 hands (86.5 inches, 220 cm) at his withers, and weighed approx 3,360 lb (1,524 kg).

The oldest known draft horse breed is the Ardennais or Ardennes which originates from the Ardennes area in Belgium, Luxembourg, and France.

The life span or lifespan of a draft horse is between 25 years to 30 years depending on the breed of draft horse.

A draft horse weighs 2,000 lbs although some draft horses weigh 1,400 lbs.

The average weights for draft horses is between 1,400 lbs to 2,000 lbs depending on the breed of draft horse.

The horse that is similar to a Clydesdale horse is the Belgian Draft Horse.

The different types of draft horses are Clydesdale, Percheron, Shire Horse, Belgian Horse, Friesian Horse, Ardennals, Breton Horse, Dutch Draft, Haflinger, American Cream Draft, Suffolk Punch, Comtols Horse.

Belgian horses are bigger than Clydesdales horses.

Belgian horses are typically between 16.2 and 17 hands tall and weigh from 1,800 to 2,200 pounds.

Clydesdale horses are slightly taller but weigh less.

The average weight of a draft horse is 2,000 lbs although draft horses weigh between 1,400 lbs to 2,000 lbs.

Draft Horses are very heavy and can pull really heavy loads without any issue.

The difference between a draft horse and a Clydesdale horse is that the draft horse are also a bit shorter and stockier than Clydesdales, with broad backs, strong shoulders and kind, gentle dispositions.

Most Draft horses average 16.2 to 18 hands.

Clydesdales tend to be around 18 hands and appear slightly less muscular and also stocky.

Draft horses are called draft horses because the name draft refers to and means the force to pull a load.

A Draft Horse is bred and used to pull things and do work that requires lots of heavy hauling.

Draft horses got their name as the term draft is defined as the force required to pull a load or something that is pulled or drawn.

Draft horses are large, heavy breeds of horses characterized by tall stature (>16 hands), heavy muscular build, and large body size (>1400 lb).

Common breeds include Percheron, Belgian, Shire, and Clydesdale, and they are often used in pulling, plowing, and farm labor.

Draft horse breeds are bred to have the strength to pull heavy loads, such as logging, plowing and hauling hitches.

Belgian draft horses tend to be a bit shorter and stockier than Clydesdales, with broad backs, strong shoulders and kind, gentle dispositions.

Belgians average 16.2 to 18 hands.

Clydesdales tend to be around 18 hands and appear slightly less muscular and stocky.

A draft horse, draught horse or dray horse, less often called a carthorse, work horse or heavy horse, is a large horse bred to be a working animal doing hard tasks such as plowing and other farm labor.

While most draft horses are used for driving, they can be ridden and some of the lighter draft breeds are capable performers under saddle.

Draft Horses can live from 25 to 30 years depending on the breed.
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answered May 8 by Kim_Lee23 (340 points)
edited May 9 by Kim_Lee23

I think you'll have an easier time with the draft breeds. They are good for beginners. Although I might point out that for any horse, regardless of its breed, you need to be able to find a "special approach". So I encourage you to read this article on Horse Care and Love Info. If you are just starting in equestrian sports, this article is a must-read for you!

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