Breed Released: November 30, 2008 Found On: Lava Isles
Originating in the region of France and Belgium, the Ardennais is the oldest known draft breed, believed to be over 2000 years old. A docile and hard working breed, it is most frequently used for agricultural work. Back in the 19th century, Napoleon used the breed to haul artillery into Russia. Arabian blood was added at that time to increase endurance. Later, Brabant and Belgian blood was added, increasing the strength and size even more. The Ardennais is heavily boned and well muscled yet agile for its size, making it an ideal breed for work on rough terrain and hilly land. This breed ranges from 14.3 to 16 hh and is only found on lava.