This breed has certainly developed over time. During the Middle Ages, there were two strains; the Sommier Breton and the Rossier. At the end of the 19th century, another development called the Draught Breton.
Origin: local horse of Britanny, France.
Colour: bay, grey, chestnut, red, roan blue.
Height: between 14.3 and 16.3hh.
Conformation: large head, straight profile, short bulky neck, compact stocky body, broad square quarters, short strong legs, small hard feet.
Character: easy-going, sociable breed .
Uses: Draught work.