Always in the past, we have used all of our draft horses and mules for farm work (plowing, planting, cutting, baling). Very 1800's, I know but all our equipment is horse drawn. Tractors are just too expensive and horses are more reliable. John was going to be a farm pulling horse until his mate died. Now he is a riding horse and eventually will be used to pull a cart just for fun. I may get a mate for him eventually but I don't know
My guy is a 4 yr. Old 17.3+ draft cross and I'm using him for trail right now but hope to do some low level "old lady" eventing in the future! I would also like to teach him to pull a cart or wagon if I can find someone to teach us. Oh, and he's such a sweetie that I use him to give "pony" rides to kids at a yearly autistic summer camp! If they are talking, they want to ride "the big one."
I have a 17.2/3 Clyde/TB that is an eventer/field hunter and I occasionally do jumpers with (mostly for fun when there are no events in our area). We did once take 2nd at a 2'6" jumper show in the SPEED class lol! Only b/c everyone else went SO fast their turns were huge, whereas we trotted our turns b/c at his size, jumpers is not our forte! LOL! We can do 3'6" easily.....at a hand gallop in a straight line! ;)