01 Sep 2018

Ardennes Draft Horse

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The Ardennes Draft Horse is considered one of the oldest breeds of draft horse, and is believed to be a direct descendant of the prehistoric Solutre Horse.

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kevreg

Drafts rock!



Dick the Butcher

Each year, our Adirondack deer hunt club hires a teamster and draft horses to bring in (we own the wagon) our tentage, food, etc.

It’s forever wild and no motor vehicles are permitted. The club get a special NYS/DEC permit because it has been going in for 80+ years.

We go along an old logging road. At one point, the team/wagon fords the East Branch Sacandaga River – up and down a one or two-foot bank.

For years, we had Emmy and his pair of Belgians. His horses were growing old and he wasn’t going to train a new pair. For two hunts, we used a man with two Percherons (taller horses). Now, we have a new club member with a trained team of not-full blooded Belgians: not as large but they can make it in and out. He uses the team for hauling logs on private land when the owner doesn’t want to cut roads. Beautiful!



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