Horses have been domesticated and cross-bred for more than thousands of years. Most large horses are draft animals, meaning they are bred to pull heavy equipment. The Belgian Draft horse is the strongest horse breed in the world, frequently winning worldwide pulling competitions. Stay with us till end as we’ll show Belgian Draft horse, as well as some of the most powerful horse breeds in the world. Percheron This is one massive animal. It originates from France, particularly the Huisne River Valley. This region was once known as Perche, thus the name Percheron. Percherons vary in size. They can be anywhere from 15 to 19 hands high. Unlike other draft horses, this breed has distinct characteristics of Arabian and oriental horses.