Suffolk Punch

Characteristics of Suffolk Punch horses

source: Richard Lutwyche
Country Smallholding May 1999
starts p61, 2 pages long

Suffolk Punches are the rarest British breed of horse, and only 70 breeding mares remain in Britain. They are chestnut, and may have white facial markings. Mares are 16.22 hh, with stallions at 17hh. All Suffolk Punches are descended from one stallion foaled in 1768. They have short legs and strong necks and are work horses geared to ploughing heavy soils. Some are kept for show, and horse-drawn transport, and a few are also used on farms, mainly geldings.