Get to know Zeus

Zeus

  • Gelding
  • Belgian*
  • DOB: 1997
  • Retired @ RHH: 2011
  • 17 Years Old (2014)

Zeus was born on an Amish farm in Iowa where he was trained in both harness and saddle work. At the age of 4, he was purchased from a horse broker and then began his 10 year service as a member of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office Mounted Patrol Unit.

Zeus is known and greatly loved for his friendly, endearing and outgoing personality. He is truly a “gentle giant” and has a passion for carrots!

*Belgian – The Belgian horse (a.k.a. Belgian Heavy Horse) is a draft** horse breed originating in Belgium.

It is one of the strongest of the heavy breeds. The Belgian draft horse stands between 16.2 and 17 hands (66-68″) and the average weight is 2,000 pounds. Most American Belgians are a light chestnut color with a flaxen mane and tail.

**Draft- A draft horse is a large horse bred for hard heavy tasks such as ploughing and farm labor. Most draft horses are used for driving, but they can be ridden. Source */**: Wikipedia.

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