Irish Draught Horses for Sale (48)
The first references to the Irish Draught horses can be found in the 18th century; however, the breed was officially established in 1917. The ancestry of this horse is unclear. Most likely, the Irish farmers developed this horse from some local breed to suit the special needs of the Irish land. These horses are light, agile, and good-natured. They have an impressive ability to jump since they have been used for hunting. During the hunt, the Irish Draught horses had to jump over walls, gates, ditches, and banks at an extremely high speed. Such background allowed these equines to develop impressive strength and stamina. Irish Draught horses are intelligent, have a great temperament, and are easy to train. These horses are versatile but mostly used for shows and sports competitions. Nowadays, these horses still participate in hunting activities. They stand about 15 to 17 hands high. Irish Draught equines mostly come in bay, gray, chestnut and brown colors, but all the colors are acceptable. These horses have short necks and powerful bodies. You can find a few Irish Draught horses at a moderate cost on this website http://www.h-4.ca.