Heavy horses have thick bodies, broad backs, round withers, chunky legs, and various other features that make them appear stocky.
The Clydesdale is one of the most common heavy horses. It originated from Scotland and got its name from Clydesdale, a county in Scotland formerly known as Lanarkshire.
The Ardennes horse is a historical breed dating as far back as ancient Rome. It originated in Northern Europe in the Ardennes plains located between Belgium and France.
The Shire horse breed is the tallest in the world. On average, horses belonging to this breed measure about 17.2 hands, and some even grow as tall as 19 hands.
The American Cream Draft horse breed was created in Iowa in the earlier parts of the 1900s. The breed was bred from a horse called Old Granny, a foundation mare.