The Belgian horse was originally used in the middle ages as a horse of war because of it’s size and weight.As time passed it was used within agriculture as a farm/ forest horse, even today it is sometimes used in woodlands where modern heavy industrial foresting machinery is unusable.
They weigh between 650 kg- 1000 kg.They are renowned for their relaxed approach and ability for hard work.
The belgian horse comes from (you can almost guess!) Belgium, and today consists of two major types- the ardenner which is belgian/french, and the Brabander which is belgian/Dutch.
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  • Christina Backus
    Christina Backusover 4 years ago

    What a beautiful horse – so powerful and those wonderful woolly legs! I haven’t seen such a horse here in Australia before although we do have Clydesdales.

  • it is truly an experience standing next to a ton of horse!!thanks Christina

    – Alan Mattison

  • WindingVines
    WindingVinesover 4 years ago

    He amazing :)

  • thank you!!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 4 years ago

    What a BEAUTY! :-)

  • yes! he really is!! thank you!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Lisawv
    Lisawvover 4 years ago

    Mighty indeed, he is so huge. Beautiful horse.

  • They almost frighten you when they come running!! thanks!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Excellent shot of a beautiful horse, Alan

  • thank you so much Michael!

    – Alan Mattison

  • janeymac
    janeymacover 4 years ago

    what breed is it? so majestic looking , simply beautiful Alan wonderful capture!!

  • I have just added a discription janey, thank you!

    – Alan Mattison

  • Jan Cartwright
    Jan Cartwrightover 4 years ago

    Gorgeous! Great detail in the lovely fur.

  • pleased you like it jan!!thanks

    – Alan Mattison

  • jacann40
    jacann40over 4 years ago

    Awesome – he is impressive!

  • very much so!! thank you!

    – Alan Mattison

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    Awesome! Look at those muscles!

  • you should hear the sound when they gallop!! thanks Dottie!

    – Alan Mattison

  • FranEvans
    FranEvansover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and what stunning mucsley featues.

  • Thank you Fran! they are so placid that you can easily have small children out riding! the problem is that there is such a long way down!

    – Alan Mattison

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