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

By hsotr

Pulling from nearly 20 years of experience, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to help Kansans and others around flyover country achieve an abundant country lifestyle. Michelle is the author of four country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not gardening or pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching or writing about her many interests.