Listen: if it's the 19th century & you need to let people know you're a fancy twat, there's no better way to do it than with horses with fancy leg hair. Takes a stable full of grooms to keep that shit clean.
Note: in the last 10-20 years the dressage world discovered warmbloods. AKA "wow if we crossbreed Arabians with a draft horse, we get something that has a manageable personality & looks amazing."
It's kind of cool, but also has led to some choices that are not always in the best interest of preserving working horse lines.
My work with draft animals has been somewhat limited but I enjoyed working with the draft mules a lot more than the draft horses. They don't startle, and they're a lot more proactive.
The horses bolted to the other end of the paddock & stared.
We didn't ask them to do it. They just saw a thing happening & wanted to get in on it.
And then they tried it on mules. Who are way too smart for that shit. But if you're good to them? They'll hook you UP.
Also if you ever find yourself in a scenario where you're dating a person who "loves horses but just can't stand mules" run aWAY. They have just told you something very crucial about themselves and it ain't good.