Duke was born in North America around 2007 and was brought to Colorado from Arizona in 2019. We imagine he enjoys our cooler temperatures because he's extra playful on snow days. Since Duke is a big boy -- weighing roughtly 1800 lbs -- he needs A LOT of 'groceries' including hay, grass, alfalfa and occasional supplements too. To help put that into perspective, a non-draft horse (Quarter Horse for example) typically weigh 975-1300 lbs depending on their height and build.
Duke is a great example of a draft horse, he's big, strong, calm, and patient. We think he's dreamy and a great therapist. Although he is large, he's great with kids and adults alike.
When Duke whinnies/calls it makes you smile because it's so soft and gentle from such a big horse.