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Although farming is now done with machinery (except on remote hill farms), the Swedish Ardennes is still popular as a cart horse; it is also used for hauling timber in mountain areas inaccessible by machinery. Despite the increasing mechanization of agriculture and forestry, the Swedish Ardennes still makes up the largest proportion of Sweden's registered purebred stallions. Img: Swedish Ardennes gelding Lincon

Although farming is now done with machinery (except on remote hill farms), the Swedish Ardennes is still popular as a cart horse; it is also used for hauling timber in mountain areas inaccessible by machinery. Despite the increasing mechanization of agriculture and forestry, the Swedish Ardennes still makes up the largest proportion of Sweden's registered purebred stallions. Img: Swedish Ardennes gelding Lincon

Jutland Draft

History of the Ardennes horse breed reaches back to Ancient Rome, and throughout the years blood from several other breeds has been added to the Ardennes, although only the Belgian breed had any significant impact.

Upon Titeuf and  Trait Breton stallions Author:	 Hermann

Upon Titeuf and Trait Breton stallions Author: Hermann

a demonstration with 16 Belgian draft horses. | by Gerard Bijvank

Photos taken during the international festival history. a demonstration with 16 Belgian draft horses.

Suffolk Punch, a heavy draft horse from England, always chestnut in color. The breed almost died out in the mid to late 20th century as work horses were not required, but rare breed registries are working to increase its very low numbers.

Suffolk Punch, a heavy draft horse from England, always chestnut in color. The breed almost died out in the mid to late century as work horses were not required, but rare breed registries are working to increase its very low numbers.

Lithuanian Heavy Draught Horse Info, Origin, History, Pictures | Horse Breeds Information

The large, solidly built Lithuanian Heavy Draught is an equine breed of draft horses developed about a few centuries ago in Lithuania.

POSM Note: This farmer may have manured/ composted his field in the fall & planted an early Spring crop that he is now turning into the soil to build tilth,  After plowing manure crop into land, harrows the clods smoothing to a seed bed, seeds; if for Hay: mows, gathers, stores hay for Winter. If veges planted, harrows weeds from between rows, cuts, gathers: eats, stores in root cellar, to market depending on crop.  Nice sized, calm  team. Horse drawn plough. www.tyohevoset.fi

POSM Note: This farmer may have manured/ composted his field in the fall &…

Swedish Ardenner stallion Kanon. Swedish Ardenner has been developed by crossing imported Ardenners with the local North Swedish Horses. It is lighter than original Ardenner, but heavier and stronger that North Swedish.

Swedish Ardenner was developed by crossing imported Ardenners with the local North Swedish Horses. It is lighter than original Ardenner, but heavier and stronger than North Swedish.

So huge! Im guessing a Shire.

Shire - stallion Acle Magnum Now THAT'S what I call a Stallion! A perfect name for such a fine specimen of horse, stallion, and the Shire breed all wrapped up into one :)

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