The French Ardennais or the Ardennes breed is one of the oldest in
Having the body of a good draft horse, the French Ardennais have a very strong build. The adult French Ardennais weighs about 1500 to 2000 pounds. Its coat comes in bay, brown or gray. It has a short tail but a very healthy mane. Its head is straight in outline with vivacious eyes and small, pointed ears. Its neck is quite broad while its shoulders are deep. The body shows strength, depth and brilliance. The legs are sturdy and the hooves are hard. It is an average sized horse which stands 13-15 hands high (52-60 inches, 132-152 centimeters).
Personality and Temperament
The French Ardennais is apt for hard labor. It is seen in
History and Background
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