The Schleswig looks like a cross between a heavy horse and a large cob. It has a lively temperament and energetic movement, and is a willing, hard worker. The Schleswig is mainly used as a heavy draft horse on farms in Germany. Initially a rather ponderous heavy breed, the Schleswig Heavy Draft has been lightened and bred for more activity and now has a definite cob like appearance. It has an interesting history and retains its popularity as a farm horse in Europe. Schleswig Heavy Draft Horses stand about 15 to 16 hands high.