How Much Weight Can A Draft Horse Pull: Loveable Powerhouses

The draft horse is a cold-blooded horse commonly found on farms all over Europe and North America in the 19th and early 20th centuries. It is known to be the strongest type of horse.


Several different breeds make up the draft, a horse that originated in Europe. From the 13th to 15th centuries, knights wore heavy armor and required larger, stronger horses ...

Draft Horse Breeds

There are over 20 different draft horse breeds, many of which you’ve probably never heard of. Here will touch on some of the more familiar draft horse breeds and their origins.

* Clydesdale

* Shire Horse

* Belgian Draft

A draft horse can pull an immense weight. A single Belgian draft horse can pull up to 8,000 pounds! A team of two Belgian drafts can pull more than double ...

The Shire horse is the largest and strongest draft breed, with the Belgian and Percheron not far behind. A team of two Clydesdales can pull 18,000 pounds.

Record Weights Pulled by a Draft Horse

History states that a team of two draft horses pulled 50 tons or 100,000 pounds in 1924. 

The build of a draft horse greatly influences its ability to pull heavyweights. They have broad bodies, short backs, and thick, muscular necks. The legs are short and heavily boned.


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