Originally Posted by mistyorbit
She looks like a Belgian and I base this solely on my memorizing the World Book Encyclopedia's horse breed section when I was 11. (So about 37 years later I still think a Percheron is very dappled grey, a shire is a deep bay or black and of course the Belgian has that chestnut color with the white mane & tail.)
Unfortunately genetics change over time and with more research comes better understanding of such things.
Breeds are sometimes "forced" into allowing outcrosses in order to improve the breed and add new bloodlines... this can allow for different body types and coloring.
Within the draft breeds we've seen HUGE changes in body type, in general over the past 20-50 years. Horses are becoming leaner, taller, leggier etc... probably as their purpose shifts from a true work horse to a show horse.