This is a print of my original work. I scan my drawings at home and print them in high-quality on glossy paper at 8×10 inches. Each print is then matted to 11×14 inches and is ready to pop into a standard picture frame and hung on a wall. All of my prints are shipped boarded and bagged with sustainable, recycled packaging that is attached to a foam board and shipped in a poly mailer. The watermark from the second image in this listing will NOT appear on your print and is only to protect my work from internet theft.
This blue roan Ardennes Draft Horse runs across a map of France, short black mane blowing in the wind as it shows off the power and might of one of the oldest draft horse breeds in the world!
The Ardennais or Ardennes originates from the Ardennes area in Belgium, Luxembourg, and France. They are heavy-boned with thick legs and are used for draft work. Their history reaches back to Ancient Rome, and throughout the years blood from several other breeds has been added to the Ardennes, although only the Belgian breed had any significant impact. The first Ardennes were imported to the United States in the early 20th century, and the first breed registry was established in Europe in 1929. The horses have been used throughout history as war horses, both as cavalry mounts and to draw artillery, and are used today mainly for heavy draft and farm work, meat production and competitive driving events. They have also been used to influence or create several other horse breeds throughout Europe and Asia.