I have a big soft spot for draft horse breeds. The gentle giants of the horse world really appeal to me. Perhaps it's because I'm a big person, and riding tiny Arabs makes me feel unbalanced. Perhaps it's their work ethic and strength. When I have my own farm again, I've decided I'd like to have a Percheron.
Image: 2013 K. Blocksdorf
I love Clydesdales, and my Bay
Goddess was a Clyde cross as is our much missed baby Thor. Draft breeds
did much to develop the land we live on. They logged the forests and tilled the soil. They pulled our ancestors to town and carried home hunter's quarry. Mixed with light horse breeds they've contributed to many different warmblood and sport horses. What type of draft breed would you like to own? Is there a special draft horse in your life? Tell us about your experiences with draft breeds in the comments below.