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Breton horses come from France but can be seen along thernBritish side of the English Channel and most often in the land of Rennes. Primarilyrnthey are raised for light or heavy drafting. They are sweet, easy to maintain,rnand full of energy. They can be extremely handy on farmlands and are very loyalrnto their owners as well.rnrn 

They were one of the first types of horses considered to bernmountain animals. In the Middle Ages they were bred into two various breeds.rnOne was considered a heavier style noted as the Sommier, and the other was thernRossier, which was a lighter horse style created just for the primary use ofrnriding. During the nineteen hundreds, the breeders began to make ones that werernbigger, stronger, and utilized as work horses. They were created by includingrnthe blood lines of the Boulonnais and Percheron styles. They can be seen doingrndraft work and pulling plows. They went on to be crossed with the NorfolkrnTrotter lines, which in turn created the Postier horse. There are currentlyrnstill two various styles of the Breton horses called the Heavy Draft and thernsmaller version, the Postier.

They stand at around sixteen hands. They can be found inrnchestnut, bay, roan, gray, and have details such as a flaxen mane. Their headsrnare short and neat looking with a sloping croup and hard feet. They also havernmuscular shoulders and have a wide and short back ideal for pulling andrncarrying heavy loads for their owners.

They are a simple horse to tend to that can gather their ownrnfood when needed and can even find shelter. No major health issues have beenrnreported on them and they are relatively inexpensive to maintain as well. Theyrncan do well in any climate, warm or cold.

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