Strongest Horse Breeds In The World

Last Updated on March 8, 2022 by Allison Price

Horses are strong. That is something we all know. Do you know which horse breeds have the most strength? We have compiled a list of some of the strongest and most powerful horse breeds around the globe. Take a look at the list and be amazed.

Strongest Horse


The wild horse is found in the west part of the United States of America. These horses are a result of Iberia and became very popular in the US due to their strength, agility, and speed.

  • Height: 14-15 hands
  • Weight: 700-800 pounds


The Arabian horse is a stunning looking horse that originated in the Arabian Peninsula. The Arabian horse is not only powerful and elegant, but it is also very strong. This horse is a stunning and powerful horse with incredible stamina.

  • Height 14.1 to 15.1 Hands
  • Weight:800 – 1,000 Pounds


The Suffolk Horse (also known as Suffolk Punch) is one of the most heavy-draught horses. They were used to pull heavy loads and farm work. The compact, powerful body has a strong and powerful neck.

  • Height16.1 to 17.
  • Weight1,980 to 2200 Pounds

Belgian Draft

Belgian Draft is a breed of draft dog that originated in the Brabant region, Belgium. It is large in body but gentle in nature. It is believed that it has a direct lineage with the medieval “Great horses”.

  • Height15.3-18
  • Weight: 1,800-2,200 pounds

American Cream Draft Horse

This horse is the last American-made draft horse. This horse is easily identifiable by its cream-colored hair. This breed is calm and well-mannered.

  • Height15-16.3 Hands
  • Weight:1600-1600 – 1800 lbs

American Paint

American Paint horses have a strong, well-balanced physique. These horses can be ridden by riders of any age and level. An American Paint horse can be identified by its distinctive colored spots.

  • Height14 hands up to 16 hands
  • Weight:950 – 1,200 Pounds


This horse breed, which is a descendant of the Huisne valley in France, is one of the strongest draft horses you will find. Before becoming a sport horse, it was once used as warhorse.

  • Height15 hands to 18 hands
  • Weight1,800-2,600 Pounds

Dutch Draft

The Dutch Draft is a Belgian breed. It is large in stature and calm in temperament. It is strong because of its stamina.

  • Height15 hands to 17.
  • Weight1,550 to 1,650 Pounds

Shire horse

It is a huge horse with a large build. This horse has been called the biggest and tallest in the world a number of times. It can be used to pull heavy loads and as a farm horse.

  • Height16.2 hands up to 17.3 hands
  • Weight1870 to 2240 pounds


Horses from Clydesdale are large in stature. This horse is a draft horse, and is gentle. Budweiser ads are responsible for the largest number of Clydesdales in America.

Allison Price
Allison Price

I’m Allison, born and raised in San Diego California, the earliest memory I have with horses was at my grandfather’s farm. I used to sit at the stable as a kid and hang out with my Papa while he was training the horses. When I was invited to watch a horse riding competition, I got so fascinated with riding!