|Origin:||East Anglia - England|
|Height:||Mares 16 - 16.2 hands. Stallions 17-17.1hands|
|Colour:||Seven shades of chestnut - light, dark, red, gold, copper,yellow, liver. No white markings although a faint star or strip is sometimes seen.|
|Head and eye:||Short well set and attractive with kind eye.|
|Neck:||Muscular and crested.|
|Body:||Dense and almost cylindrical. Shoulders massive with deep wide chest. Flat withers. Deep girth. Broad strong back and round powerful hindquarters.|
|Legs:||Dense, clean and with good bone. Short cannon bones and pasterns.|
|Action:||Good in all paces, but more so at the trot.|
|The Suffolk horse is the oldest breed
of heavy horse in Great Britain to exist in its present state
with a written pedigree which goes back to a stallion known as
Crisp's Horse of Ufford who was foaled in 1768. While it originated
in Suffolk and the neighbouring counties, its origin like all
other old breeds is unknown but it is probable that the genes
for large size came from the area of western Europe around what
is today Belgium.
Suffolks are reknown for their exceptionally good temperament and economy of feeding, both important features in a working animal.
In the show ring Suffolks can be recognised by the way in which their mane and tail are braided. The tail being braided to its end and then folded up and the mane being completely braided. In both cases raffia is normally used.