Originally Posted by Bluebird
I absolutely get what you mean by draft but I have noticed that some people still call their horses 'draft' when in fact they are crosses or cobs. That is where I get confused. I just got the impression that draft was used in the USA to describe any horse that wasn't a purebreed and was bigger than 16hh. Thanks anyway.
Draft horses have become quite popular and it seems that everyone either wants to buy one or thinks they own one. If their horse is stocky and taller than 16h and has some feathering, they seem to like to assume that means that it is a draft cross, which it very well maybe, but when you buy a horse of unknown origin, you never can tell. I stick to knowing mix breed horses as "grade" or if I know what they're crossed with, then I say so. My draft horses are far too precious to me for me to use the term lightly.There is nothing better than hugging a fuzzy wooly Belgian on a cold winter day!