The Boulonnais is one of the most elegant of all of the draft breeds, known for their milky white coat and luxurious mane and tail, they have unmistakable characteristics. Their blood is often used to improve the stock of other draft breeds.
Found in the Boulogne District of France, this breed is thought to come from the animals imported by Julius Caesar prior to invading Britain.
During the World Wars their numbers shrank considerably and today the government controls the breeding programs to preserve the breed.
Large Boulonnais (Maree) – Very large
Fish Cart Horse (Mareyeuse or Mareyeur)- very rare, smaller
Average height 15.1 – 16.3 hands
Registered animals will bear an anchor brand on the left side of their neck
Head is short and elegant with a wide forehead
Neck is thick and muscular
Mane is very thick
Chest is wide
back is straight
Legs are strong and solid with clean joints
Easy going and sociable
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