Robert asked in PetsHorses · 5 months ago

Would any specific breeds of draft horses be able to be used as stock horses.?

Like driving cattle, cutting cattle, etc.

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  • Snezzy
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It's possible but not really recommended. If you have worked cattle with a good quarter horse, or even just paid attention at a rodeo, you will already know that some QH individuals seem to have built-in knowledge of cattle. You'll see the same sort of thing with well-trained Border Collies working sheep.

    Also, working cattle requires an agility not usually found amongst the heavier breeds.

    The only advantage that a draught horse might have is holding tension on a rope. They are superb at pulling heavy weights.

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