About Sokolsky Horses
Sokolsky, or Sokolka, horses originated in Poland. They are
used for heavy draft and farm work, and are a tough breed with great stamina.
Sokolsky horses were developed in the 1900s, and has been
heavily influenced by Belgian, Ardennes, Norfolk, Dole/Gudbrandsdal, and
Anglo-Norman stock. The result of this breeding is a heavy draft horse that is
not excessively large, with stamina, toughness, and good gaits.
Sokolsky horses usually stands between 15 and 16 hands high,
and are chestnut or bay. They have a slightly heavy head with a straight
profile, set on a long, broad, and muscular neck. Their shoulders are
well-formed and sloping, resulting in their good gaits. They tend to have deep
chests, pronounced withers, a short, straight back, and a muscular, sloping
croup. Their legs are strong and well-formed.