One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large horse used for pulling heavy loads, especially a cart or plow.
- ‘He patted the great neck of one of the draft horses.’
- ‘Still, a week later the draft horses were so exhausted they were set free, the wagons left to rot in the bush.’
- ‘There will be clinics, hay days, plowing matches, farm shows and the annual show that brings in the draft horse folks from all over the state of Texas.’
- ‘I thought I heard a hundred draft horses stampeding through it.’
- ‘He crossed racehorses with draft horses, creating a breed that could leap hurdles at least six-feet high.’
- ‘There he shoed draft horses, fixed freight wagons, made repairs to machinery, and fabricated iron parts as needed.’
- ‘Most of the teamsters hired were farmers or men who had the necessary teams of mules and draft horses available to cope with this demanding job.’
- ‘Livestock on a typical farm might include draft horses, beef cattle, milk cows, and hogs.’
- ‘Their average 15 hand size, a size rarely found in a true draft horse, makes the horse the perfect all-around horse.’
- ‘The two-dimensional ploughman appears entirely from the outside, just like his draft horses.’
- ‘Common sense confirms that you cannot start with little Shetland ponies and try to select for Clydesdale draft horses - the information just isn't there anymore!’
- ‘Using draft horses and old implements for farming would not appeal to the modern farmer who uses air conditioned cabs on each tractor or self propelled combine.’
- ‘The students' task was to design and build a wind shelter for the ranch's Belgian draft horses.’
- ‘The earliest I can recall was when I was 2 years old and my grandmother put me on a horse, an old draft horse type at her farm in southern Minnesota.’
- ‘Belgian farmers breed some of the finest draft horses in the world, including the famous Percherons.’
- ‘The Fellows use draft horses to spread manure, rake hay, and move fences, water, firewood and hay around the farm.’
- ‘Back in the heartland of India, farmers, tired of the farming life and dreaming of the glory of soldiers decide to try to use their draft horses in combat.’
- ‘For several years I farmed with draft horses and found that they could compete with the most modern farm equipment on a per unit basis.’
- ‘I've also always loved those gigantic draft horses, like percherons and clydesdales and whatnot.’
- ‘At the home ranch, they built a reputation raising registered Shorthorn and Hereford cattle as well as Thoroughbred and draft horses.’
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