(From the St. Petersburg Times)
Ocala is known as Florida’s horse country, there’s a pocket of Hernando County — back behind the scrub, approachable only on limestone roads, under shady oaks — engaged in an unusual horse enterprise: the breeding of European Ardennes. “They’re a short, wide draft horse,” said breeder-owner Joyce Concklin of Clover Oaks Farm, north of High Point in northwest Hernando. “They’re heavy-boned, short-coupled, built for farming, built for strength.”
But she mainly drives them, pulling carriages and carts in competitions and exhibitions.