As part of our continuing commitment to showcase traditional agricultural methods and techniques, Billings Farm currently keeps two teams of draft horses on site. These amazing animals, organized into two teams and one single, are able to pull sleighs, wagons, and farm equipment, demonstrating the strength and training that would have made them a farmer’s most valued assets.
Max and Banner are Belgian geldings and the largest draft horses at Billings Farm, weighing around 2000 pounds each and standing at about 18 hands high (6 feet at the withers). New to Vermont, they’re enjoying their new home and love meeting visitors and spending time grazing in their paddock.
Luke and Lonnie are full brother Percheron geldings who arrived at Billings Farm in 2019, as a new, young team of Mennonite-trained draft horses from Ohio. They have been a wonderful, visitor-friendly and handsome addition to our draft horse program.
Rosie is a Sorrel Belgian Mare who came to Billings Farm from Wisconsin with her half sister, Ruby, in September 2017. They worked together as a team until Ruby’s passing in 2019. Rosie stands at around 16.3 hands.