Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Ben was a Percheron stallion often seen in the show ring and in parades with his team mate a gelding called Bill pulling the wagon.

Both horses were used as a working team for ploughing fields in the spring, haying in the summer, sleigh rides and skidding logs in the winter.

Ben made a made a name for himself as the sire of a number of heavy weight hunters and police horses used by the Metropolitan Toronto Police Mounted Division.

Congratulations to Boyd Dunford of Lakefield, Ontario for selecting this painting.