draft horse

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Noun1.draft horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loadsdraft horse - horse adapted for drawing heavy loads
workhorse - a horse used for plowing and hauling and other heavy labor
cart horse, carthorse, drayhorse - draft horse kept for pulling carts
Clydesdale - heavy feathered-legged breed of draft horse originally from Scotland
Percheron - one of a breed of grey or black draft horses originally used in France to draw heavy coaches or artillery
shire horse, shire - British breed of large heavy draft horse
poler, pole horse - a draft horse harnessed alongside the shaft or pole of a vehicle
wheel horse, wheeler - a draft horse harnessed behind others and nearest the wheels of a vehicle
coach horse - strong draft horse for drawing coaches
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The draft pony types such as the Fjord and Haflinger are renowned for being thrifty and will not require as much feed as a draft horse.
The chapter on horses includes polo ponies, a young horse, a jumper, a burro, a zebra, and a draft horse.
He currently chairs the draft horse departments of the Keystone International Livestock Exposition, held at the complex each October, and the York Fair Heavy Horse Hitch Show.
Part two includes five essays, two of which initially appeared in The Progressive and one that was a memorial for his friend Maury Telleen, who established the Draft Horse Journal in 1964.
Dick" Sparrow, 81, a draft horse expert who developed and drove the Schlitz Brewing Co.
82) Thus the draft horse performed not only physical labour but also "cultural work.
From the site of the world's very first train robbery, to the annual Draft Horse Auction, to Mount Baldy and Versailles State Park, Indiana's local cover and rich history offer a unique sense of charm and appeal.
On a misty morning in Barnardsville, Andy Bennett guides Allis, an eleven-year-old draft horse, as she pulls a chain bearing two lengths of tulip poplar trunk toward a clearing.
Heavy Horses: An Illustrated History of the Draft Horse, by Grant MacEwan.