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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bigger horses for ever-bigger Americans on trail rides

Wrangler Kyle Rood leads Joker, a Belgian draft horse, for a ride at Sombrero Ranches riding stables in Estes Park, Colo. Stables across the West are employing more of the larger draft horses to accommodate people who have gotten heavier in recent years.