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Australian Draught Horse Mealy Dark Brown Coat (left view)
Mealy Dark Brown Coat (left view)
Australian Draught Horse Chocolate Brown Coat (normal view)
Chocolate Brown Coat (normal view)

Australian Draught Horse Bay Coat (front view)
Bay Coat (front view)
Australian Draught Horse Chestnut Coat (right view)
Chestnut Coat (right view)

The Australian Draught Horse is a heavy draft breed that originated in Australia.

About:
During the 19th century, many European draft breeds were imported to Australia. Among them were Shires, Clydesdales, Suffolk Punches, and Percherons. Crossbreeding of these horses generated the Australian Draught Horse, which was used for heavy draft work. Belgian blood was also added in a later stage.

Today, the breed still exists in low numbers in Australia, where it is primarily used for farm work and pulling competitions.

Conformation:
Shires and Clydesdales were the most instrumental breeds in the creation of the Australian Draught Horse, and their influence is still visible in the conformation of the breed today.

The Australian Draught Horse has a wide head, a muscular neck of medium-to-long length, a wide and muscular body, and large hooves. The legs are long compared to most other heavy draft breeds, similarly to those of Shires and Clydesdales.

The mane and tail can be wavy, with the mane being short or medium in length while the tail can grow long and thick although it is often cut short. The lower legs are covered with feathering, which can be anywhere from light feathering that partially covers the cannon bones, to medium feathering that partially covers the hooves.

Performance metrics:
The following are the: range, average, (SD), and MOE of performance metrics of ordered Australian Draught Horses in Horse Isle (not bred ones). In rare cases, horses might have metrics outside of the range. Breeders can produce horses that are beyond this range.

Speed: 13.9-15.8, 15.0 (0.5), 0.09.
Sprint: 35-52, 44 (4), 0.88.

Accel: 0.88-1.07, 0.96 (0.04), 0.01.
Decel: 1.00-1.14, 1.07 (0.03), 0.01.

Jump: 4.81-5.15, 4.99 (0.08), 0.01.
Pull: 3.10-3.95, 3.50 (0.2), 0.04.

Turning: 47.48-59.88, 53.63 (2.66), 0.52.
Reverse: 2.1-2.7, 2.4 (0.1), 0.02.

Stamina: 49.47-56.69, 53.05 (1.52), 0.3.
Reaction: 0.79-0.89, 0.84 (0.02), 0.00.

Coats & Height:
Colors: usually bay, black, or brown, and more rarely, chestnut, roan or grey.

Additionals: flaxen, mealy, linebacked, roan, sooty, dark mane & tail, grey mane & tail. They often have white markings. The coat is usually solid, but can sometimes be white-spotted sabino, although excessive whitening is undesirable.

Height: 15.3hh to 17.3hh.
Australian Draught Horse Black Coat
Black Coat
Australian Draught Horse Coal Black Coat
Coal Black Coat
Australian Draught Horse Mealy Black Coat
Mealy Black Coat
Australian Draught Horse Mealy Coal Black Coat
Mealy Coal Black Coat
Australian Draught Horse Black Sabino Coat
Black Sabino Coat
Australian Draught Horse Ebony Black Sabino Coat
Ebony Black Sabino Coat
Australian Draught Horse Mealy Ebony Blue Roan Coat
Mealy Ebony Blue Roan Coat
Australian Draught Horse Sooty Burgundy Seal Brown Coat
Sooty Burgundy Seal Brown Coat
Australian Draught Horse Seal Brown Coat
Seal Brown Coat
Australian Draught Horse Sooty Brown Coat
Sooty Brown Coat
Australian Draught Horse Mealy Dark Brown Coat
Mealy Dark Brown Coat
Australian Draught Horse Sepia Brown Coat
Sepia Brown Coat
Australian Draught Horse Dark Brown Sabino Coat
Dark Brown Sabino Coat
Australian Draught Horse Burgundy Dark Brown Sabino Coat
Burgundy Dark Brown Sabino Coat
Australian Draught Horse Sepia Purple Roan Coat
Sepia Purple Roan Coat
Australian Draught Horse Sorrel Chocolate Brown Coat
Sorrel Chocolate Brown Coat
Australian Draught Horse Dark Purple Corn Roan Coat
Dark Purple Corn Roan Coat
Australian Draught Horse Sepia Purple Corn Roan Coat
Sepia Purple Corn Roan Coat
Australian Draught Horse Red Bay Coat
Red Bay Coat
Australian Draught Horse Bay Coat
Bay Coat
Australian Draught Horse Golden Bay Coat
Golden Bay Coat
Australian Draught Horse Mealy Red Bay Coat
Mealy Red Bay Coat
Australian Draught Horse Bay Sabino Coat
Bay Sabino Coat
Australian Draught Horse Bright Bay Sabino Coat
Bright Bay Sabino Coat
Australian Draught Horse Mealy Bright Bay Coat
Mealy Bright Bay Coat
Australian Draught Horse Red Corn Roan Coat
Red Corn Roan Coat
Australian Draught Horse Liver Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Liver Chocolate Chestnut Coat
Australian Draught Horse Liver Chestnut Coat
Liver Chestnut Coat
Australian Draught Horse Red Chestnut Coat
Red Chestnut Coat
Australian Draught Horse Chestnut Coat
Chestnut Coat
Australian Draught Horse Bright Sorrel Coat
Bright Sorrel Coat
Australian Draught Horse Golden Chestnut Coat
Golden Chestnut Coat
Australian Draught Horse Grey Coat
Grey Coat


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