A surprise on Google

@JudyEv (130208)
Bunbury, Australia
September 3, 2017 1:41am CST
While in France we visited an establishment which had a good representation of the nine French draught horse breeds. I was really pleased to be able to get photos of quite a few of the various breeds as the farm had a good selection. Unfortunately I can’t download them at the moment. I googled ‘French heavy horses’ to do some more research. Wikipedia’s entry came up first but second in line was my Infobarrel article on ‘Heavy Horse Breeds of France’. I was really surprised as you might imagine but I guess it isn’t really a hot topic. However on reading it I realise I missed one breed so one day soon I’ll edit it and hopefully improve it. With luck, I'll also be able to use some of my own photos. The photo is of an Ardennes horse that we saw in the region of the French Alps. It’s a shame about the wires in the foreground but that’s as good as I could get.
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
3 Sep 17
In spite of the wires that is a good photo. I hope you get to update your post in Infobarrel.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
I wrote it in 2011 so that's a good while ago. I hadn't realised how long.
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
4 Sep 17
@JudyEv More than6 years ago.It would be fun to look up some of your posts there.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
4 Sep 17
@silvermist I should check out more of them and maybe update some. I have over 600 on the site.
@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
3 Sep 17
Those are powerful horses that can live in regions with low temperature. The photo is good.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
It would be very cold there in winter as there were shops selling snow gear.
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@LadyDuck (170893)
• Switzerland
4 Sep 17
@JudyEv All the Alps regions are cold in winter. We are obliged to keep the tire chains in the car starting from the end of October until the end of March.
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@JohnRoberts (61059)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Sep 17
That fellow needs a haircut!
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
He does, doesn't he? I love his hairy legs.
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@Morleyhunt (20329)
• Canada
3 Sep 17
The draught horses I am most familiar with are Clydesdale and Belgian.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
Clydesdale are probably the most common in Australia and I know America has a lot of Belgian Drafts.
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@acelawrites (12228)
• Philippines
3 Sep 17
It looks muscular and could carry so much load.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
They are very strong.
@franxav (5431)
3 Sep 17
It does look heavy with its fat legs.Perhaps this breed is good for carrying load on hilly terrain. We have ponies in Indian mountain regions which are good carriers.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
Some native-bred ponies are very strong I know.
@TRBRocks420 (81129)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Sep 17
Looks like a very powerful Horse.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
It's only one-horse power but that's still pretty powerful.
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@andriaperry (56410)
• United States
3 Sep 17
Awww, he is so cute.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
I think he is too. All these huge horses are pretty cute.
• Eugene, Oregon
28 Oct
Draft horses are incredible animals for their size and for their ability to toil the way they do.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Oct
That is so true - and they are so gentle. I'm pretty sure I've shown you this photo before so apologies if I have.
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• Eugene, Oregon
28 Oct
@JudyEv Great picture! That is you? I have not seen it.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
28 Oct
@JamesHxstatic I don't think your memory is very good! After writing this comment I later came across a post where I had added the same photo to a comment of yours. Would you believe - now I can't fnd it!
@Hannihar (40101)
6 Dec
Judy is the horse pregnant?
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Dec
I very much doubt it. These heavy horse breeds are all very solid and big-bodied. She (if it is a she and I can't be sure from this photo) doesn't look pregnant to me.
@Hannihar (40101)
6 Dec
@JudyEv Judy, I believe you.
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@Platespinner (17046)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep 17
He looks like he's got some seriously hairy legs warmers!
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
And he has lovely wavy hair too. Just like I always wanted.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
3 Sep 17
Be glad you have hair...I'm bald under my ball cap.
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Sep 17
That's a pleasant surprise. It's interesting how when you read your own article well after the fact from another source, you always find something missing or that can be changed. It's the pleasure of writing. It's a beautiful horse.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
I was definitely surprised. And because it is where it is, I want it to be as good as I can make it.
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@just4him (124124)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Sep 17
@JudyEv I'd be the same way.
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• United States
8 Sep 17
He is beautiful and definitely bred for hard work.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
9 Sep 17
I love the heavy horses and really enjoyed our visit to a heavy horse farm in France. I'll be writing about it later.
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@teamfreak16 (41175)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
5 Sep 17
That looks like a well fed horse!
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
8 Sep 17
They look like they couldn't raise a trot but they can be surprisingly agile.
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@RasmaSandra (19080)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
3 Sep 17
What an interesting looking horse. Yes, I would like to see more photos.
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@JudyEv (130208)
• Bunbury, Australia
3 Sep 17
I took so many but now I can't unload them. Never mind. It will get sorted soon.
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