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Can You Ride a Belgian Draft Horse and Are They Gaited?

Our neighbor owns a pair of massive Belgians they use to pull their trail wagons. Recently, my grandson was watching the horses and asked if a person could ride a Belgian. I thought it was a good question to research since we’ve never seen anyone ride our neighbor’s horses. Belgians can be ridden, and some …

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Ardennes Horse: Height, Color, and Breed Characteristics

The Ardennes horse breed originated in Europe and developed quickly into an indispensable animal. But what is known about the breed’s physical characteristics and temperament? The modern Ardennes stands between 15 and 16.3 hands tall and weighs close to 2,000 lbs. All colors are accepted for registration except piebald. Ardennes horses have a calm temperament, …

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The World’s Largest Breeds: 5 Massive Draft Horses

Mardi Gras parades have horses of all shapes and sizes. The largest is the colorful Clydesdales that pull Budweiser wagon. Seeing these horses made me wonder if they’re the largest horse breed in the world; if not, then what are the world’s largest horse breeds? The world’s largest horse breeds are: The Shire Horse Belgians …

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