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French Trotter

The French Trotter is a horse breed from Normandy, France, developed in the 1800s and descended from the English Thoroughbred and the Norfolk Trotter. French Trotters are about 16 hands high and can be any solid color - usually chestnut, bay or brown.

Kingfisher Riding Club - Horse & Pony Breeds describes them as "Strong and tough, with long legs. These horses have free-striding, active action, great stamina, and are willing workers."

French Trotters are usually raced pulling two-wheeled vehicles called sulkies, but they are also raced under saddle, or used for jumping and general riding.


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