Did you know?

  • Belgian Draft Horses outnumber all other draft breeds combined in the United States.
  • History shows that Belgians are the most direct lineal descendants of the “Great Horse” of medieval times.
  • The Belgian came to the United States from the country of Belgium, located in Europe.
  • Weight: 1,800 to 2,400 pounds (800 to 1,100 kilograms)
  • Height: Belgians usually stand between 16 and 18 (about 6 feet or 1.8 meters) hands tall at the withers. Each hand equals 4 inches (10 centimeters)
  • Life span: about 20 years
Personality: gentle, cooperative, calm
A Belgian foal will weigh about 125 pounds when born and will nurse from its mother for about 5 months