Guide to the Suffolk draft horse bred for work on the American farm, includes information on farming capabilities and physical strength of Suffolk horses, and a photograph detailed with draft horse attributes.
"To work all day with a well-broken and willing team is a pleasure as well as a job."—Wendell Berry
PHOTO: KENNETH GARRETT WOODFIN CAMP & ASSOC.
Rutledge was born to farms and farming—he learned land lessons from his "grampaw," known as Uncle Willie and now in his 80s.
KENNETH GARRETT WOODFIN CAMP & ASSOC.
THE FARMER'S FRIEND. The Suffolk is the only draft horse bred for farm work. 1. It has a docile temperament and a great willingness to work. 2. The short back and legs give the horse a good build for pulling. 3. Shoulders are upright, positioned for power, not speed. 4. Forearm and thigh muscles are especially long and strong. 5. An efficient keeper, it does more work on less feed. 6. The smooth coat on the legs doesn't collect dirt and mud.