You're right of course. I guess I was just thinking in general terms for the sake of argument. A light hot-blooded horse versus a heavy cold-blooded draft horse.Ummm . . . . in this country, harness racers are Standardbreds, not Thoroughbreds. Slightly different breed; a little sturdier build.
Yeah I wouldn't want to hurt a horse, I was just wondering.You would be doing a gross disservice to the horse. If you want a horse to do heavy work get one that is built for it. A thoroughbred is not. It can pull a light buggy but that is about it. There are heavy saddle horses that are dual purpose and can do light farm work. A Friesian is one that comes to mind.
Sheesh. I could pull a 100 lb log - I could even carry it, briefly. Put wheels under the load, though, and I swear my minis pull loads with much less effort than I do.So a typical 1000 lb thoroughbred could drag a 100 lb log,
I love watching Barry 'ook, clopping along with "just a piece of rubber" in his horses' mouths. Makes me grit my teeth when he gets going about "pressure and release," though, 'cause he somehow associates it with leverage bits, and that's not what it means at all!Check out Barryhook2 on YouTube, he's guy in Great Britain who trains all breeds and sizes of horses to drive, plow, pull loads - he's really nice to horses he trains, gives them confidence, plus his videos are really relaxing to watch.