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Work Horses – Breeds, Types, and Characteristics

One of my favorite things about going to the annual Old Farmers Day festival near our home is watching the workhorse competitions. It’s interesting to see the different breeds participate in traditional farming contests, like pulling logs and plows. One thing that captured my grandson’s curiosity was what characteristics make up a ‘workhorse.’ In general, …

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Horse Breeds: The Ultimate Guide

Modern horse breeds have a variety of abilities, colors, temperaments, and body types. They also can perform a range of tasks. There are over 300 horse breeds in the world, each with its set of unique qualities. In general, horse breeds are a specific group of domestic horses with the same appearance, behavior, and features …

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Are Belgian Horses Bigger Than Clydesdales? Plus Quick Facts

Clydesdales and Belgians are two popular draft breeds with fantastic strength and gentle natures. Clydesdales are massive horses, but, are Belgian horses even bigger than Clydesdales? Belgian horses are bigger than Clydesdales, a Belgian is typically between 16.2 and 17 hands tall and weigh from 1,800 to 2,200 pounds. Clydesdales are slightly taller but weigh …

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