Horse-drawn tram, Victor Harbour, SA
Nikon Coolpix S640.
A draft horse (US), draught horse (UK) or dray horse (from the Anglo-Saxon dragan meaning to draw or haul), less often called a heavy horse, is a large horse bred for hard, heavy tasks such as ploughing, logging, and farm labour. There are a number of different breeds, with varying characteristics but all share common traits of strength, patience and a docile temperament which made them indispensable to generations of pre-industrial farmers.
Draft horses are recognizable by their tall stature and extremely muscular build. In general, they tend to have a more upright shoulder, producing more upright movement and conformation that is well-suited for pulling. They tend to have short backs with very powerful hindquarters, again best suited for the purpose of pulling. Additionally, the draft breeds usually have heavy bone, and a good deal of feathering on their lower legs. The breeds range from approximately 16 hands high to 19hh, and from 1,400 to 2,000 lb (910 kg).
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