Great thread. I have been thinking about horses for a while because of the obvious utility. Go most anywhere, speed, pack, pull and can do just so much stuff.
This is my 2 cents. If I wanted a horse for pulling wagons and carts etc. I would buy one already trained unless:
#1- I had trained other horses to pull.
#2- I had a lot of time
#3- my horse was really easy to work with.
#4-I have a trained horse to team up with the untrained horse.
#5- I’m more stubborn then a mule and just gonna try it