America’s Favorite Draft Horse
The Belgian Draft Horse (in French: Cheval de trait belge, in Flemish/Dutch: Belgisch Trekpaard) is considered one of the strongest of the Draft Horses.
They’re also referred to as Heavy Horses. The breed originated in the Belgian Province Brabant, therefor this horse is also called Brabanth horse.
Originally it was used as a war horse (11th to 16th century) and later on it was used for farming, for pulling heavy weights in the cole mines and the harbor, for mail carriages and pulling ships along the shores of rivers and canals.
The official Belgian Pedigree book was established in 1886. Other countries showed great interest in this breed and in 1910 about 35.000 Belgian Draft Horses were exported to countries as America, Canada, Sweden, Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, France and Russia in order to improve the local horse breeds.
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Today the Belgian Draft Horse outnumbers all heavy breeds in the USA.
You can find more information here Belgian Draft Horse Corporation of America
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Draft Horses – Belgian Draft Horse – Clydesdale Horse – Friesian Horse – Percheron Horse – American Cream Draft Horse – Sugar Bush Draft Horse – Shire Horse – Haflinger Horse – Norwegian Fjord Horse – Gypsy Cob Horse