Originally Posted by muumi
I don't know, I never even thought of that. Perhaps that is one of the reasons they aren't more popular/common here.
Will they not adapt? Especially after a few generations having lived here already?
Heavy horses are no different to any other type of horse growing a winter coat. If its too hot, you can actually clip them just like any other type of horse. There is no difference except it takes longer. Heavy horses were not necessarily bred just to work in colder climates. They are used all over the world e.g. Australia, USA, UK, Europe and even in the UK summer temperatures can reach 30C - 34C in the shade. Horses find shade and some will enjoy a cold shower at the end of the day too! LOL