The American Cream is a draft horse named for its cream colored coat. The American Cream first originated in Iowa around the turn of the 20th century. It is the only draft breed to originate in the US. American Cream horses typically have pink skin and amber eyes that accompany their cream colored coat. American Creams can weigh anywhere from 1600 to 1800 pounds, although early on 1400 pounds was a much more common weight. They typically stand about 16 hands high. The name American Cream was coined by an Iowan man named C.T. Rierson who pioneered an effort to get the American Cream recognized as an established breed in the 1930’s. Due to the increasing popularity of the tractor throughout the 20th century, the American Cream was not widely needed as a draft horse, and nearly became extinct. Today, there are still very few American Creams, however in 1982, the American Cream Draft Horse Association was formed to ensure the continuing survival of the breed.
Here’s a video of a lovely American Cream in action. Enjoy!