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world's largest horse at 19.2 hands and 3,200 lbs. "Brookie" wore a 40-inch
collar and boasted a girth measurement of 10 feet, 2 inches around. It
took 30 inches of iron for each of his horseshoes. Foaled in 1928, he eventually
became the property of C.G. Good of Iowa. Good's partner, Ralph Fogleman,
exhibited the big horse around the country, charging spectators 10 cents
apiece. Brookie died in 1948.
by Sharon Michael of Stallion Station's
Percheron stallion in show harness. Taken at the Nevada draft horse and
mule show in Nevada during the mid-80s.
He is a 10 year old registered Percheron stallion. When I first
saw him 6 years ago, he was a dark dappled grey - he now looks like a different
horse as he is pure white. He is definitely a gentle giant. He is very
well mannered. Jan
P.S. That's me in the picture with him. - Apple Branch
Ranch - Unity, Maine
is a photo I took last Sunday near Waterloo, IA of Amish Draft Horses resting
on a sandy creek bank.
These are horses who really work for a living. Contributed by Susan of
Susan's Arabians and Pintos/
Bear Valley Miniature
and Draft Horses
farm about 40 acres mostly with our Belgian Draft Horses. Here are a few
pictures for you to view of our Gentle Giants. Our
farm is located in S.E.MN. At the present time we have 5 Belgians and are
expecting 2 foals next year. My husband Lloyd
is in the pictures driving the horses. They are his pride and joy as they
are very hard working horses and very loyal to their
to Betty and Lloyd Budensiek for sharing these wonderful photographs with
all of us Gentle Giants lovers!!
name is Denise Bell-Evans, and attached is a photo of myself and my 2 yr
old Belgian stallion GRAYHAVEN'S SPIKE.
be 2 yrs in June (2001) and stands 16.3+ hands at this time. I have owned
many different breeds through the years and at this time have Paints, Thoroughbreds
and Appaloosas. I love them all, but I have to say that if Spike is a
typical Belgian, everyone should own one! He is quiet (even around mares
in season), intelligent, kind, and much much more. Because of him I am
now hooked on this breed and am expecting to purchase Spike's sister very
love it if this photo could be added to the gentle giants page. I think
it just conveys, somehow,
the kindness of Spike and the breed.
you very much, Denise
P.S. I met my NOW husband through RURAL
SINGLES! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!
be very proud if you place a picture of my 7 year old clydesdalegelding
are living in the Netherlands. I own him for a year now and I'm so happy
thanks - Liesbeth Wesdijk.
I was thrilled to see the
photo of Brooklyn Supreme in this site. My father worked for Ralph
Fogelman in the 30s as a handler / groomer for these Gentle Giants as
they were shown at Iowa county fairs and other venues thru out the
state. Dad would ride in the boxcar with the horses as they traveled by
train. I'm submitting a picture of four other horses they showed.
(that's my father holding the lead on the fourth horse.) He has named
them on the back of the picture:
Left to right: Tatton Coming King;
Tatton Treasure; Tatton Blossom and Tatton Sun Beam. Unfortunatly there
is no date supplied but it has to be in the late 1920s or early 30s. I
recall him telling of one of the horses being poisoned at a fair;
perhaps it was Brooklyn Supreme...I don't remember. He loved these
Dorothy Shupe Sheehan
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