I’m pretty sure everyone recognizes a Belgian Draft Horse as soon as they see one because they are probably the most powerful horses in the world. Their signature appearance with his huge hooves, large body, and of course, gentle spirit are simply impossible to forget. For all the draft horse lovers we have decided to show you some of the most interesting facts about this amazing breed. Keep reading!
1. Draft horses are “produced” in America but their origin comes from Belgium.
2. Draft horses and draft crossbreds are versatile breeds used today for plenty of purposes such as farming, draft horse showing, logging, and, entertainment. They are also regularly utilized for crossbreeding, especially to light riding breeds such as the Thoroughbred, to produce horses used at various types of sports, mostly of warmblood type.
3. Everyone assumes that the Clydesdale horse is the most famous draft horse breed in America due to their fame but the number of Belgians in the United States exceeds all draft horse breeds put together. The number of Belgians in the USA proves how successful is this breed in America.
4. Big Jake holds the Guinness World Record as the Tallest Living Horse whilst Captain Jim holds the World Record for being the Most Expensive Draught Horse Ever Bought. They are both draft horses.
5. Draft horses are recognized as an “Easy Keeper” breed. The horses are usually a pretty economical maintenance horse. They only need to be feed on a daily basis and exercise every day. These are sufficient to keep this mannered horse that has an enthusiasm for work.