Plowing Corn Fields in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Polly Peacock

Downingtown, United States

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I was so excited when I popped off this shot! Right smack in front of me, these grand beauties were coming up a hill through the corn fields. Because the Amish are just starting to plow their corn fields, it’s easier to get closeup shots such as this.

Belgian Draft horses just fascinate me. They are glorious to watch in action and every time I see them at work, I say, “Whoa, look at that!” and of course start clicking my camera.

From Wikipedia:

“The Belgian Heavy Draft horse stands between 16.2 and 17 hands (66 and 68 inches, 168 and 173 cm). On average the Belgian grows to weigh slightly over 900 kilograms (2,000 pounds). Most American Belgians are a light chestnut with a flaxen mane and tail. The head is relatively small and well-shaped.3 American Belgians in North America are not as large as the European Brabant but is of a similar build.

Currently, the world’s tallest horse is a Belgian Draft horse named Big Jake, a gelding born in 2000. He stands 20.2 3⁄4 hands (82.75 inches, 210 cm) tall.

The world’s largest Belgian Draft was named Brooklyn Supreme. He weighed 3,200 lb (1,451 kg) and stood at 19.2 hands (78 inches, 198 cm)."

Yes, they are very BIG and muscular!! I’m grateful to live closeby to capture their sheer beauty!!

This photograph was shot with a Canon 40D, equipped with an 18-200mm lens.

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