American Cream Draft




American Cream Draft photo
American Cream Draft Horses in Minnesota State Fair Parade
Photograph by Kaibelg. Some rights reserved.




FACTS

Description
The American Cream Draft is the breed that is native to the United Stated of America. Thanks to the presence on the “Champagne” gene, the horses of this breed are always cream colored. The shade of cream can vary from being light to medium to dark. Another distinguishing feature is that the color of the American Cream Draft is the pink color of the skin. The eyes of the American Cream Draft are either amber or hazel in color. These amber colored eyes are large and reflect the intelligence of this animal. The tail and mane of this breed are white in color and they are long. The head and the body of the horse are well proportioned and they have small ears. The nose is flat.

An adult America Cream Draft is between 15-16.3 hands in height and weighs anywhere between 1500-1800 pounds. The legs of the horse are in proportion to the body and are very strong and sturdy. The hind portion of this animal is well muscled. The good looking shoulders are slightly sloping and the chest is wide with ribs that are well sprung. The back is short but very strong.

The American Cream Draft is very smooth in it movements. These animals are eager to please, reliable, easy going and amiable creatures.

Size
15 - 16.3 hands

Colours
The American Cream Draft is cream in color.

Suitable for
These horses were primarily bred for drafting purposes. They are also used for various agricultural purposes. They are also used as show horses in various events. They are also used for riding purposes due to their amiable and reliable nature.

History
The roots of this breed can be traced back to the state of Iowa to a mare that was called “Old Granny”. She is considered to be the founding mare of this entire breed. From the beginning these horses drew admiration of all the on-lookers. Though the first American Cream Draft was born around the early part of the 19th century, it was not until 1935 that they began getting recognition. They were classified as a separate breed by the Iowa Department of Agriculture in the year 1950. The advent of technology that replaced the farm animals with heavy equipments led to decline in the number of American Cream Drafts. It impacted them so much that they were on the verge of extinction. However, in the year 1982, an attempt to revive them was initiated. Currently, there are only about 300 American Cream Drafts in existence in various parts of the United States of America.