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Belgian Draft Horse
Sugar Ridge Road ~ Ennis, Texas

If you intend to drive along the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails, look beyond the blues of the blossoms. Expect more and savor the 3-hour drive!

As we spun up a hill and from a distance we thought a small herd of Clydesdale Horses were cheering their way toward the fence line as we came to a gentle halt in my Mountaineer; hopping out slowly not to scare them away. Apparently people trekking their way up to pet them was no strange experience for them; they loved it!

A couple of ladies stood next to us in awe and explained these were instead Belgian Draft Horses! Once home I did a little research and learned these massive animals are among the strongest of draft horses where their heritage in life had them pulling heavy plows or carts with their powerful natural abilities.

Enjoying our petting spree and photo opp, I really wished I could have taken a ride on one where the bluebonnets blossomed and the sun was perfectly splashing across the hills and ponds.

These amazing horses put on quite the show for us!

Digitally Painted from my original photo!

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