The “gentle giants” have also quickly worked their way into our hearts. This band of drafts always travels together from hay, to water, to shelter. Despite having access to two large shelters, they prefer to squeeze into a single shed! These big horses are calm, sweet, and so happy to have enough hay and water to fuel their large bodies and even larger hearts.
Their large size and lack of consistent handling also meant special equipment was needed for their hoove trims. Barn Manager Jeff Greenleaf said, “The use of stocks can actually be safer for horses and humans. With these drafts, who are so underweight, the stocks make trimming easier because they can lean on the sides of the stocks, which makes it easier to hold up their own weight.”