The Suffolk Horse is a native heavy horse which are capable of working for long periods without rest, making them relatively cheap to keep.
The Suffolk Punch is the oldest breed of heavy horse to exist in its present form. The earliest Stud Book of any heavy horse breed, and all modern Suffolks are descended from just one horse, Crisp’s Horse of Ufford, which was foaled in 1768. There were many thousands of Suffolks throughout East Anglia before the First World War as they are immensely strong and an ideal horse for working the land or carting goods.
Traditionally the Suffolk’s are known for their ability to be used for draught work and forestry, as well as their ability to work the land. Suffolk Horses are used in cross breeding to produce heavy sports horses for hunter and show jumping competitions. More commonly you will see the breed in ridden heavy horse classes, this is an area that is constantly growing.