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Athenapar 02-05-2013 01:43 AM

Brabant horse please
 
Can anyone lead me in the right direction? I am obsessed with the Brabant horse breed and want a baby badly- either a full blood or one out of my Spanish Norman. Does anyone know are they fast? Jumpers? They seem almost IMPOSSIBLE to get here in the United States.

Thanks
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Left Hand Percherons 02-05-2013 10:25 AM

The place to start would be the American Brabant Association. There are about 20-30 breeders in the US and they produce 50-75 full and partbred foals a year. Brabants are short, stocky, heavy draft horses and would never make a jumper. They are bred to plow and move low and slow. A Spanish Norman would make a terrible jumper as well.

If you want a Brabant and can not find or afford a full blood, you should go with a smaller, broad, old style Belgian mare. Breed her to a Brabant stallion and you will end up with a foal that is recognized by the Association. Brabants fall under the Belgian Draft Horse Corporation.

texasgal 02-05-2013 11:05 AM

..... and welcome to the forum!

Thyme 02-05-2013 03:11 PM

If you want a draft horse but also to jump I would suggest looking into crosses, I do know some full shires and full percherons that are good at jumping low levels, but I agree the horses you listed would be a no go. . .

FeatheredFeet 02-05-2013 04:30 PM

Gypsies love to jump and are many are good at it, but do not expect them to reach higher levels successfully. There is a person in Florida who breeds Brabants and also (so I hear) crosses Gypsies and Brabants.

Lizzie

MtSue13 09-23-2013 08:33 PM

Brabants
 
Athenapar
Did you manage to hookup with the Brabant Folks? If not I can supply info.. Happy horse hunting
Sue

Gmac 09-24-2013 07:16 AM

Feathered feet- where did you see that about a FL brabant breeder. I'm in FL and would love to know where they are located.


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