Ardennes Horse Breed Flash Jigsaw Puzzle,Ardennes horses origin from the region of Ardennes in Belgium, Luxemburg and France. They are the oldest documented draft horses in Europe and its thought that were descend from praised horses by Julius Caesar. Caesar described these horses as rustic, hard and tireless, thus were used in heavy cavalry units.
There is historical evidence that its ancestries reaches the period of Ancient Rome. Napoleon was famous about his passion for good horses and valued Ardennes horses for its endurance. He praised them due to their temperament, stamina and strength and used them in the army as cavalry horse, although others preferred war horses to be with less weight, since heavy horses were difficult to maintain, and less adaptable to varied terrains. They were also been praised as a meet animal.
Arabian blood had influence on the breed as a result of cross with Belgian Draft blood. That was in the 18th century when Belgian Draft was used to increase size and strength of other horse breeds. In the United States they were imported in the early 20th century that provides the pulling power on farms, although it is not Most distinctive feature of the Ardennes horse is its massive and compact body, characteristic size and extra weight.
The head is strong with broad face, set on hugely-crested neck, with enormous chest. Poor reared Ardennes horses are lighter in bone and muscles. Ardennes horses legs are short and sturdy they are of gigantic proportion, especially in the hocks and have strong joints.
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