Todays Belgian is a big,powerfull fellow that retains the drafty middle, a deep, strong foot, a lot of bone, heavy muscling and the amiable disposition that the bestof the early Belgians had.  The modern Belgian is a great wagon horse as well as a doughty work horse.

Todays Belgian is a big,powerfull fellow that retains the drafty middle, a deep, strong foot, a lot of bone, heavy muscling and the amiable disposition that the bestof the early Belgians had. The modern Belgian is a great wagon horse as well as a doughty work horse.

Brabant, or Belgian Trekpaard, stallion Branco. Roans are quite common, as are solid colors. The Belgian Draft Horse of the US is more likely descended from the Flemish Horse and is flaxen chestnut in color. photo: Ton van der Weede.

Brabant, or Belgian Trekpaard, stallion Branco. Roans are quite common, as are solid colors. The Belgian Draft Horse of the US is more likely descended from the Flemish Horse and is flaxen chestnut in color. photo: Ton van der Weede.

Zeus is the largest horse in the world! 21 Hands Tall (7 feet) at the shoulder Approximately 3000 lbs Breed - Belgian Draft Horse Blog says "no saddle fits him" from: http://www.ridingintheclouds.com/meet_zeus.html

Zeus is the largest horse in the world! 21 Hands Tall (7 feet) at the shoulder Approximately 3000 lbs Breed - Belgian Draft Horse Blog says "no saddle fits him" from: http://www.ridingintheclouds.com/meet_zeus.html

Brabant Draft Horse--close relative of the Belgian draft horse.

Brabant Draft Horse--close relative of the Belgian draft horse.

Buckskin Belgian Draft Horse - Interesting image. You don't often see a draft horse with a western saddle!

Buckskin Belgian Draft Horse - Interesting image. You don't often see a draft horse with a western saddle!

a demonstration with 16 Belgian draft horses. by Gerard Bijvank, via Flickr    So much horsepower!!!

a demonstration with 16 Belgian draft horses. by Gerard Bijvank, via Flickr So much horsepower!!!

The Largest Living Horse In The World…    He’s a Belgian draft horse named Zeus…standing at 21 Hands High…he weighs over 3,000 pounds…

The Largest Living Horse In The World… He’s a Belgian draft horse named Zeus…standing at 21 Hands High…he weighs over 3,000 pounds…

Grouping of 3 Belgian Draft Hores with perfect conformation.

Grouping of 3 Belgian Draft Hores with perfect conformation.

The Belgian Draft Horse is not only one of the strongest draft breeds, but this breed has also held the world record for the tallest and the largest horses in the world.

The Belgian Draft Horse is not only one of the strongest draft breeds, but this breed has also held the world record for the tallest and the largest horses in the world.

Belgian draft horse…what a beauty!

Belgian draft horse…what a beauty!

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