The kladruber looks to have a very similar build to the irish draft but the head looks quite different. The ID's have changed an awful lot over the years and much lighter than they used to be to make them more useable as competition/riding horses but they are still a wonderful breed.
Yes, they might look similar as long as you look at just a photos
. In fact Irish Draft is much younger breed (isn't it?), while the first kladruber stud was founded in 1579 (year before Lipiza stud). Kladrubers are different shaped in their bodies - if you "cut the horse in half" (as the girth is) kladruber would be round "O" as an original bred carosier while Irish draft is more like "0" as the saddle horses are. Hope my explanation is not much confusing
, I know my English is not the best and some things are just difficult to describe.
Irish draft is, I'd say, more like our Czech Warmblood (originally bred for light work in agriculture, during world war changed more to a saddle type (by thoroughbred stallions) and finally used and selected as a modern sport horse). Except that CT (Czech warmblood - Český teplokrevník) is usually not white (thats what I liked about Irish draft horses as a girl - I read about them in a book and I was like "awww, a white princesses horse, so cute"
, today I'd appreciate their performance, but I bet there's not even one Irish draft horse in the Czech Republic).
Adding a photo of a white Czech warmblood.