The Belgian, as its name indicates, the native home of this breed is Belgium., is also known as the Brabançon or Brabant. It was first brought to the United States in the 1880's, but did not become important until about 1900.
Belgians are usually bay, roan, or chestnut, but black, brown, and gray are also seen. A mature Belgian stallion may stand 15.2 to 17 hands in height and may weigh from 1,900 to more than 2,200 pounds. It is a very quiet and docile horse. The Belgian is the widest, deepest, and most massively compact of all the draft breeds.