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The Suffolk Punch horse

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The Suffolk Punch horse

Bred low and stout to pull farm implements through the heavy soil of East Anglia, the Punch produced much of the region's food supply through the first half of the 20th Century. Like the men and women who farmed with them, Suffolk Punches are strong, quiet, hard-working and stubborn when the need for stubbornness arises. The Suffolk Punch will pull a plough against the East Anglian clay until its knees buckle or the Earth yields, but it will never give less than its best. Photo: Martin Goymour, Suffolk Horse Society

Hans Von Milla

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The Suffolk Punch horse is England's oldest breed of heavy horse to exist in it's current state. It is also rarer than the Giant panda. He can be incredibly stubborn yet will give his all. He will walk all day in a straight line unless asked to turn and needs little feed to maintain his stout condition. Though rather wide he is an extremely comfortable and sometimes amazingly fast ride and my Suffolk can jump a fence. the original gentle giant the Suffolk is a stunning breed and commands admiration from all who meet him.
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