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I love this Belgian horse breed! Before the tractor they used to do the work

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Ardennes Horse - one of the primary draft horse breeds in existence today. This breed gets the name from its place of origin, which is the Ardennes region of France, Belgium and Luxembourg.

Auxois, yet another French draft breed. It's sometimes considered as a type of Ardenner. It originates from the old Burgundian horse dating back to Middle Ages. Ardenner, Boulonnais and Percheron blood has also used for creating and improving Auxois. Today only Ardenners are allowed for breeding. Auxois population is small. They're usually bay or bay roan, but sometimes also chestnut. The height at wither is 160-170 cm.

The Auxois = Like many draft breeds, the Auxois was used for transportation and industry until mechanization rendered their work obsolete.Their numbers are dangerously low today. Strong with great endurance.

Ardennes - draft horse breed from the Ardennes region of Belgium, Luxembourg, and France; one of the oldest breeds of draft horse dating back to ancient Rome; heavy-boned, thick-legged, and very well-muscled build

Ardennes - draft horse breed from the Ardennes region of Belgium, Luxembourg, and France; one of the oldest breeds of draft horse dating back to ancient Rome; heavy-boned, thick-legged, and very well-muscled build

Ardennes Horse.  The Ardennes breed could be a direct descendent of the prehistoric Solutre horse, and is thought to be descended from the type of horse described by Julius Caesar in his Commentarii de Bello Gallico. Caesar described these horses of Belgium as "rustic, hard and tireless", and recommended them for use in heavy cavalry units. The breed's ancestors are thought to have been bred for 2,000 years on the Ardrennes plains & one of the oldest documented european draft breeds

The Ardennes breed could be a direct descendent of the prehistoric Solutre horse, and is thought to be descended from the type of horse described by Julius Caesar in his Commentarii.

Trait du Nord is sometimes considered as a heaviest type of Ardennes, but it's a breed of its own. Its studbook was opened 1903. However, it does have the same ancestors as Ardennes. Trait du Nord is a big, powerful draft, stallions may be up to 170 cm at withers. They're usually bay or bay roan, chestnuts, blacks and grays are also allowed even if they're very rare. Registered horses have a "N" brand on their neck.

Trait du Nord previously also known as Ardennais du Nord or Ardennais de type Nord, is a breed of heavy draft horse developed and bred in the area of Hainaut in western Belgium and in northeastern France.

auxois-horse-The Auxois owes some of their bloodlines to the Ardennais and the two breeds are very similar in size & shape. In addition to Ardennes blood the Auxois lines contain a cross between Bourguingnon type, Percheron and Boulonnais blood.    Like many draft breeds, the Auxois was used for transportation and industry until mechanization rendered their work obsolete.    Their numbers are dangerously low today.

Auxois Intro Closely related to the Ardennes horse and since the start of the century have been bred specifically for their immense.

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