I had the pleasure of photographing this epic animal the Heavy Horse, or Brabant; a horse breed that comes from the West-Brabantian region of Belgium.
They are one of the strongest of the heavy breeds. The world's largest horse was a Brabant named Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed 3,200 pounds, and stood at 19.2 hands. On average the Brabant will grow to be slightly over 1 ton or 2,000 pounds. Colors normally are a blond with a brighter mane, or a sorrel/ chestnut coloring.
In history their main use was to work farms. They are able to pull tremendous amounts of weight-up to over 4,500 pounds for a pair.
I hope I've done him justice. This was taken on a stud farm in West Flanders, Belgium.
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