Brabant horses are from Belgium, and can be found all over
Germany as well as the Netherlands, France, and more specifically set inside
Brussels. They are used for harness work and for shows or competitions alike.
Their unique appearances make it easier for them to do very well inside the
competitive circuit and they have a very friendly personality to boot.
Brabant horses have quite a history coming from significant
dignitaries using them on a regular basis for being bred for use in shows. It
has been noted that the Brabant horses were used to carry those involved in the
Norman Conquest of Britain during 1066. They are a very large horse variation
that was reliable and dependably used on missions and in the military as well.
The Belgium people adored these animals and still to this day hold them to a
very high standard and were given a studbook in the middle of the eighteenth
century. In the United States, this was opened sometime in the late 1800’s.
They were almost extinct in the nineteen hundreds as a result of the common
folk utilizing cars and other forms of public transport versus the traditional
means. However, they survived thanks to the many locals who truly valued their
The Brabant horses can be considered calm creatures. Most
are sweet, loving, docile, and biddable. Those that own them put them to use on
farmlands and such and all have noted that they are enjoyable animals to have
around. Some horses are thought of as not being very trainable, but this style
can certainly be trained with ease.
Brabant horses stand at around seventeen hands in full grown
size. They are rather good looking horses with a broad chest and a compact body
frame. The majority of them have hard legs and great feet. Their thicker necks
allow for them to have the ability to pull and carry larger loads without any
difficulty. For a horse that is rather tall in stature, they do bode short legs
and a longer torso.
To care properly for Brabant horses you must provide them
with open space to roam. They can generally be rather simple and basic
creatures to own, ones that tend to care for themselves often and are able to
be left unattended and away from any stables. They can reside in a cold or warm
climates and have no major reported health issues.