List of Draft Horse Breeds in North America

Draft horses are among the most robust and obedient of all horse breeds. Some can weigh up to a ton or more, while others may weigh little more than 800 pounds. Bred for their power, stamina, and calm temperament, draft horses were mainly used for farm work and driving until mechanized farm equipment and passenger vehicles came along. Some breeds are still used for traditional work, but others are entering the show ring in dressage, pulling, and jumping competitions. Here are some of the most popular draft horse breeds.

1 – Clydesdale
2 – Percheron
3 – Suffolk Punch
4 – Shire
5 – American Cream
6 – Belgian

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