What is a draft horse?
A “Draft” horse is an extra large, extra strong horse. They weigh around 2,000 pounds (as apposed to a regular horses 1000 – 1200 pounds).
Draft horses were originally bred for farm work and pulling large loads, and here at Lang’s we use them for carriage and wagon rides on special occasions. However, the main job of our Drafts is as trail riding horses.
They are wonderful, amazing animals – true “Gentle Giants.”
Who should ride a draft horse?
Anyone near or over the 240 pound weight limit needs to ride a draft horse. Also anyone over 6'2" tall may want to consider a draft.
Riding a Draft does require a certain amount of physical size and strength. For this reason we don’t recommend them for children, or beginner riders.