Post by .:Phantom:. on Dec 28, 2010 11:34:45 GMT 8
Name: Australian Draft
Colours: All Solid Colors
Basic History: Cart pulling horses were imported to Australia c.1854. Tasmania was at the top of the breeding cart and farm horses. They imported Shires, which were imported to Southern and Western Australia in the 1830s. Bullocks did the draft work until the 1850s. Developments in farming industry and gold rushes required draft horses. To make the Australian Draft Horse, the Clydesdale, Percheron, Suffolk Punch, and Shire were mixed together. A registry for this breed was made in 1979 to promote the breeding of these draft horses.
Habitat: Like many drafts, these horses are strong, but they do not have great endurance. They would do well in grasslands and forests.
Quick Facts: Tractors had replaced these horses until the 1930s depression, when there was a renewed interest in them. These horses are strong and have a great temperament.