Norman Cob: This light draft horse is the decendant of the bidet and are still in use on farms in the La Manche region of Normandy.
During the Roman Empire, the Romans crossed the Bidet with their heavyweight pack mares to produce a horse suitable for the military as a cavalry remount.
The limestone based soil and the lush grass pastures of Normandy along with the efforts of the famous Le Pin stud strongly influenced the developement of this all purpose light draft.
This breed is not too tall, only standing from 15.3 to 16.2 hands and is a powerful, stockly built horse, without the massiveness of the larger draft breeds. Usually chestnut in color, but also found in bay, brown and red-roan.
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