Another member of the draft family, the Suffolk Punch is actually the smallest of the draft horses. Here’s everything you need to know to be a true expert on this rare breed.
Though still very powerful, the Suffolk Punch is the draft horse family’s smallest member. The extreme muscling rounds them out and gives them a smaller height to weight ratio, making them appear to be shorter than they really are.
Unlike most other horse breeds, there is no variation in coat color. The Suffolk Punch is always chestnut with only the occasional white star or white hair on the legs.
As the name would suggest, the Suffolk Punch originated in Suffolk, England, from that same medieval “great horse” lineage that is the origin of all other drafts breeds.
The Suffolk horse was bred for farm work, and that is still where they shine. The Suffolk’s aim to please has also made then excellent for pulling floats and carriages. Outside of draft work, Suffolks are great riding horses, especially for beginners.