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Australian Draught Horse

Country of Origin: Australia

Australian Draft


The Australian Draught is a combination of many different heavy breeds, taking typical characteristics from each one.


Developed over the years through crossbreeding of the 4 recognized pure draught breeds in Australia Clydesdale, Percheron, Shire & Suffolk Punch. All of these breeds were imported to Australia during colonial days. Belgian draft blood was also introduced more recently. Characteristics of all of these draught breeds can be found in almost any combination of bloodlines, creating many types within the breed.

The Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society was founded in 1979 to protect & document the breed.


Average height


Large, clear eyes
Medium sized, alert ears
Neck is medium in length
Shoulder is well muscled
Chest is wide & full
Legs are straight with clean tendons
Light to medium feathering

Traditional Colors

All solid colors


Work horse
Riding horse
Agriculture work
Show horse

Helpful Links

Australian Draught Horse Stud Book Society
Aussie Heavy Horses


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Country of Origin: Australia | Colors:
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