Belgian: Descending from the war horses of the Middle Ages this is one the most powerful breed horses. Mostly chestnut coloured or red roans with an occasional dun. This breed played an important role in the development of the thriving russian cold-blood breeding industry.
They stand 16 to 18 hands at the withers, the crest of the shoulder. Like all draft breeds, they are thick and powerful horses used for pulling the heaviest loads. The breed is further characterized by a typically quiet, calm, phlegmatic temperment. American Belgians are bred for long, sloping shoulders and pasterns.
Thanks to their kind temperament, they are even becoming more popular as riding horses. Historically, their main use was as a farm horse. They are still used as working animals, but have also become popular as show horses and even as trail riding horses.
The world's largest animal was named Brooklyn Supreme, who weighed 3,200 pounds and stood at 19.2 hands