Heavy Horses

Heavy Horses
Heavy Horses

Love big horses? Then Heavy Horses is the site for you!

Heavy Horses claims to be “Your Heavy Horse Resource & Guide.” It certainly merits that title, as it is probably one of the most comprehensive yet beginner-friendly draft horse resources on the web. It covers all key aspects of life with a heavy horse, ranging from breeds to care and feeding to the many work and recreational activities available to draft horse owners.

Just to give you a (very) small sample of the topics covered:

  • Pastures.
  • Feeding.
  • Grooming.
  • Farriery.
  • Harnessing.
  • Training.
  • Plowing.
  • Forestry.
  • Showing.
  • Obstacle driving.

The breed guide covers many different types of working horse, but focuses primarily on:

  • Shire.
  • Clydesdale.
  • Suffolk.
  • Percheron.
  • Ardennes.
  • British natives.
  • Working crosses.

Heavy Horses is geared toward the British horse owner, which may make some of the terminology confusing at first. However, its thoroughness and novice-friendly tone make it an indispensable resource.

Highly recommended for anyone considering purchasing a heavy horse for either work or pleasure.

Draft Animals

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Motivated by her experience growing up on a small farm near Wichita, Kansas, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to supply Kansas country living enthusiasts with the innovative resources that they need to succeed and has now been keeping families informed and inspired for over five years. Michelle is the author of three country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching, writing, or living out the country dream.