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Lithuanian Heavy Draft

Country of Origin: Lithuania

Lithuanian Heavy Draft Horse


The Lithuanian Heavy Draft comes from Lithuania and was developed by crossing Zhmud animals with Swedish Ardennes. The result was a heavy draft of a hardy size but well proportioned.

The breeds development began early in the 20th century and was officially recognized in 1963 and they quickly became the most widespread breed in the area.


Average height 15 – 16 hands


Head is coarse & large
Neck is short & muscular
Back is long and can be dipped
Legs are solid & well set

Traditional Colors

chestnut | bay


Kind and willing

Lithuanian Heavy Draft Horse

Image from Tocekas


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Heavy draft
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Country of Origin: Lithuania | Colors: ,
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