Colours: Chestnut, Gray, Bay, Palomino, Roan - Black is very rare and not allowed to register
Basic History: The Ardennes is a possible descendant to the prehistoric horse called Solutre. These horses come from Belgian and were described by Ceaser as "Rustic, hard, and tireless". Later on, they were used by the Roman Empire for military activities. The breed's ancestors were bred on Ardennes Plains over 2,000 years ago. They are the oldest European draft breed. Then, Napoleon used Arabian blood to try to add endurance and stamina to them. In the 19th century, Belgian draft lineage was used to make the Ardennes' build more heavy. It worked well. The breed increased from a mass of 1,210 lbs. to a massive weight of up to 2,200 lbs. The Ardennes Horse Society of England was formed in the late 20th century and in many other places. The English government does not recognize the stud book in present times though.
Habitat: The Ardennes has a great deal of endurance, so it could live in the mountains or desert easily.
Quick Facts: They are built thicker than any other draft animal. They are docile and kind horses.