As we know draft horses are versatile breeds used for many purposes such as agriculture, draft horse display, logging, and, entertainment. While almost all the draft horses are utilized for driving, they can also be ridden and some of the smaller draft breeds are even competent to perform.
These large horses are developed for strength and have been used for hundreds to help humans accomplish all sorts of heavy lifting and pulling. They are adapted to pull plows and carriages, and they were also the driving force and they stand behind the logging industry before engine-powered equipment took over.
For example, Clydesdale horses are some of the draft horses who possess unbelievable pulling power. One Clydesdale horse can draw up to 8,000 pounds in a short period. Even though they don’t have any pulling records, their pulling ability is still one of the strongest ever measured.
Before we had heavy machines to move our assets and materials fro, one place to another, we used horses. Many farmers still use horses to pull and work on their farm. The Amish community still drive horses to pull their trucks and carriages.
Their tremendous power is shown in the awesome video below. These incredible Clydesdale horses do so much more than simply pull an old-fashioned wagon! It all started when a semi-truck got stuck on a road coated in ice and snow. Rather than requesting a tow truck, a team of Clydesdale horses came to the rescue! Watch the video below for more!