Taken at the Bar U Ranch near Longview, Alberta. July 1/09.
This ranch is famous for producing quality Percheron draught horses and maintaining the breed’s purity.
This is a small Percheron team being used to haul wagons to ferry passengers/tourists around the ranch during the Canada Day celebrations. ‘Small’ is a relative term in this instance as they still have hooves the size of dinner plates.
These amazing horses are bred for pulling heavy loads and have huge feet with hairy fetlocks, strong necks and shoulders and incredibly strong haunches.



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  • EchoNorth
    EchoNorthabout 5 years ago

    I love the heavy drafts- they are amazing animals to watch ‘at work’, and yep, small is definately a relative term in this case. Lovely capture!!

  • Thanks for the kind comment Janene. I have develped my father’s love for these beauties.

    – Al Bourassa

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeabout 5 years ago

    Al this is up my alley. Excellent capture. Love them big boys/girls.

  • Good, I have two more shots of these guys, then the big boys to follow!

    Cheers, Al

    – Al Bourassa

  • Antanas
    Antanasabout 5 years ago

    lovely capture

  • Aciu my friend.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 5 years ago

    beautiful horses !

  • Thank you for appreciating the beauty of these wonderful animals.

    – Al Bourassa

  • skyhorse
    skyhorseabout 5 years ago

    they are soooooo beautiful – even cornier, they are black beauties :)

  • I am so glad you like the little blacks.

    – Al Bourassa

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaabout 5 years ago

    Featured in “Everything Draft Horse & Carriage”

    Cheers, Al

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